Science News Archive - August 24, 2004
An in Vitro Screening Assay for Inhibitors of Proinflammatory Mediators in Herbal Extracts Using Human Synoviocyte Cultures
SUMMARY Tumor necrosis factor-[alpha] (TNF-[alpha]), cyclooxygenase (COX)- 2, and prostaglandin (PG)E-2 play a critical role in the pathophysiology of arthritis.
Word of the Day
- One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".