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2011-11-17 03:26:33

A new episode in the American Chemical Society's (ACS) award-winning "Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions" podcast series spins a real-life tale in which spider silk shows promise for overcoming a major barrier to the use of gene therapy in everyday medicine. The new installment from the world's largest scientific society explains in non-technical language that gene therapy involves the use of beneficial genes to prevent or treat disease. It requires safe and efficient carriers or...

2011-11-14 22:28:32

BIDMC researcher says improvement in survival rates best 'since introduction of aspirin' An oral anti-clotting drug, when added to standard medical treatment for acute coronary syndrome, lowered the risk of death, heart attack or stroke an average of 16 percent, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions. The results were also published online by the New England Journal of Medicine. The drug, rivaroxaban, proved effective in preventing the...

2011-10-19 13:56:40

Recommendations aim to reduce risk without reducing benefits of screening The American Cancer Society (ACS), the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP), and the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) have proposed new guidelines for the prevention and early detection of cervical cancer. The proposed guidelines, which are now posted for public comment, generally advise that women reduce the number of tests they get over their lifetime to better ensure that...

2011-09-28 13:34:43

New technology that combines production of electricity with capture of carbon dioxide could make billions of barrels of oil shale – now regarded as off-limits because of the huge amounts of carbon dioxide released in its production – available as an energy source. That's the topic of the latest episode in the American Chemical Society's (ACS) award-winning "Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions" podcast series. Adam Brandt, Ph.D., notes in the podcast that almost 3 trillion...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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