• 20 AUG 05
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    Olle Johansson et al paper on standardization of skin biopsies

    For the attention of this list (From Olle Johansson):

    A lot of a scientist’s work is about standardization, controls,
    “check-ups”, etc. Such work is very time-consuming, very accurate and detailed, but is rarely published.

    However, right now we have actually been able to publish a very important paper, dealing with the standardization of skin biopsies for investigations of nerve damage/nerve alterations:

    Lauria G, Cornblath DR, Johansson O, McArthur JC, Mellgren SI, Nolano M, Rosenberg N, Sommer C, “EFNS guidelines on the use of skin biopsy in the diagnosis of peripheral neuropathy”, Europ J Neurol 2005; 12: 1-12

    This paper is of extra importance to me, since it’s content directly can be applied to future analyses of skin biopsies from electrohypersensitive persons (and similar groups). Preliminary findings have, namely, shown a marked reduction in nerve fiber number in facial skin taken from persons being harmed in front of computer screens. In this context, I have often received comments about the precious need for such standardization regarding skin biopsies from electrohypersensitive persons.

    [If you want to have a reprint, please, send me an A4/C4-envelope with your name and address on.]

    Best regards
    Olle J.

    (Olle Johansson, assoc. prof.
    The Experimental Dermatology Unit
    Department of Neuroscience
    Karolinska Institute
    171 77 Stockholm

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