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
- Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.