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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...

2011-09-28 12:43:27

In an advance toward a much-needed early diagnostic test for Alzheimer's disease (AD), scientists have discovered that older women destined to develop AD have high blood levels of a protein linked to pregnancy years before showing symptoms. Their report appears in ACS' Journal of Proteome Research. Theo Luider and colleagues explain that more than 26 million people worldwide already have AD, and the numbers are rising with the graying of the population. Doctors can prescribe any of several...

"Smart" Window Detects Changing Seasons
2011-09-28 11:20:02

South Korean scientists have developed a new "smart" window that switches from summer to winter mode. The window darkens when the outside temperature is hot and becomes transparent when it gets cold in order to help capture heat from the Sun. The researchers said their method allows for an instantaneous switch from opaque to a transparent window. "This type of light control system may provide a new option for saving on heating, cooling and lighting costs through managing the light...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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