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What to Consider When Choosing A Plate Compactor

By Leo Eigenberg A plate compactor is an essential tool to make sure the ground is solid, sturdy and flat before laying concrete, asphalt or paving stones. Preparing the ground will minimize issues with shifting, cracking and crumbling in the future and ensure the new ground surface lasts for the long-term. Let's take a look at a few of the most important things to consider in the process of choosing the right plate compactor for your project: Single or reversibleThe plate compactor can be split into several types with the single and reversible model the most popular option. The single plate compactor is the preferred choice for smaller scale jobs that involve working on asphalt or similar materials. It is designed to move in a single direction only. The reversible plate compactor is the more heavy-duty and versatile tool with the ability to operate in both directions. It is a practical option for working on large commercial projects that involve sub base compaction or working at…

Periodontal Disease: A Risk for Some Other Diseases

By Dr. Pran Rangan Periodontal diseases are the infections of the structures around the teeth, which include the gums, the cementum that covers the root, the periodontal ligament and the alveolar bone. In the earliest stage of periodontal disease, the infection affects only the gums, which is called gingivitis. In more severe forms of the disease, all of the supporting tissues are involved. Bacteria in dental plaque are the major culprits. Overall, periodontal disease affects about 20-50% of the population around the globe.In recent years, gum disease has been linked to some health problems. But many questions remain to be answered. Studies have produced varying findings about how much of a connection exists between gum disease and other medical problems. More research is needed to substantiate the findings.Periodontal disease is linked to some other diseases as their risk factor. They have been enumerated below:Cardiovascular disease - People with periodontal disease are at higher r…

Commercializing Stem Cell Therapy

By Richa Verma So far, we have got to know about the positive applications of these therapies, which are transplanted into the body with living cells to treat, or eliminate the disease from the patient's body. The most common type of cell therapy is the hematopoietic therapy. Harvested from the donor's body for the host to develop bone marrow, it is a well-known cell based therapy, with its self-renewal and differentiation capabilities into many cell types.Stem cell based therapies have the potential to treat numerous disorders, especially blood and immune related disorders. A wide range of these therapies including allogenic cell therapies, autologous therapies, and mesenchymal these therapies has shown a major breakthrough for curing many medical conditions such as sclerosis, spinal cord injury, diabetes and strokes in the clinical trials. More recently, we have the boon of induced pluripotent stem cells, having the same characteristic as adult embryonic stem cells that can…