Alfred A Michael

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Disease concepts and medical treatment practices surrounding schistosomiasis haematobium were studied among males in Upper Egyptian villages and towns using interview methods. Most informants considered bilharzia to be a serious disease for which they commonly sought treatment. Its occurrence was attributed primarily to natural causes, particularly various(More)
Laminin a non-collagenous glycoprotein is a major component of the renal glomerular basement membrane and mesangium. Thus far eleven distinct chains have been described, permutations of which make up 15 laminin isoforms. Laminin molecules interact with cells and other matrix molecules during organ development and differentiation. We studied the distribution(More)
Image compression reduces irrelevant and redundancy of the image data in order to be able to store or transmits data in an efficient form. Image compression is minimizing the size in bytes of a graphics file without degrading the quality of the image to an unacceptable level. The reduction in file size allows more images to be stored in a given amount of(More)
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