Thursday, November 27, 2014

Learn to unlearn

Most people once they taste success form habits and prejudice about how things work. But somehow that initial magic is not recreated. Let me share a secret here: people win because they take initial good decisions based on instinct at the right time while they end up crediting their planning and calculations. That is where they become one time wonders. If you can "learn to unlearn" the extensive surveys and pros & cons analysis, and learn to feel your gut feeling, your instinct, you will know that you always knew what is to be done next. Every time I postpone things for analysis later on, even at the moment of delaying decision making, something inside me knows what should be done and that is what I ultimately end up doing. That is the power of instinct and I sincerely feel if you "learn to unlearn" the extra baggage and trust your instinct, you move up the ladder faster and higher.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Be humble, Be yourself



Most fundamental trait which makes a good learner is humility.  And learning is a lifelong process. Day you stop being humble enough to receive, that day your influx of wisdom and knowledge slows down.   Probably, this is the reason in ancient times, Indian gurukuls made even princes beg for alms to learn humility.    If you are too full of yourself, there is no space for new knowledge or wisdom to enter.  Sometimes, I feel we were born humble, we acquire pride on the way, but life in itself manages to give you a lesson in humility. As C.S. Lewis said, “Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.”

Potential Treatment for Alzheimer Disease

Burgess et al present intriguing results of repetitive transient opening of the blood-brain barrier (BBB) in a transgenic mouse model of advanced Alzheimer disease (AD). The results underscore the potential of using magnetic resonance (MR) imaging–guided focused ultrasound and microbubble ultrasonography (US) contrast agents for the disruption of the BBB as a potential long-term therapy to reduce amyloid plaque burden and improve cognitive performance.

Reference: 
Science to Practice: Opening the Blood-Brain Barrier with Focused Ultrasound—A Potential Treatment for Alzheimer Disease? Ferenc A. Jolesz. Radiology 2014 273:3 , 631-633 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Tennis Leg- MRI

Increased signal and fluid in relation to the medial head of gastrocnemius muscle with fluid deep to muscle belly between gastrocnemius and soleus. There is proximal retraction of muscle belly along with fluid signal in the myotendinous junction suggesting tear of the medial gastrocnemius.

 MRI findings of tennis leg include: 
1) high T2 signal fluid deep to medial gastrocnemius and superficial to the soleu
2) focal area of disruption of muscle continuity noted along the deep aspect of the medial head of the gastrocnemius, with associated oedema of the muscle






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