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2011-04-13 21:56:15

High levels of a protein associated with chronic, low-grade inflammation in the brain correlate with aspects of memory decline in otherwise cognitively normal older adults.

2011-04-04 20:00:05

Scientists at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry and Harvard Medical School, Boston have found a way of mimicking the body's natural mechanism of fighting inflammation.

2011-03-16 00:00:30

Horses that don’t sweat – a condition called equine anhidrosis – run a serious health risk.

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2011-03-09 09:35:30

After years of experimenting with the feces of large cats, a team from the University of Queensland discovered that the feces of tigers is an effective deterrent in warding off animal pests such as goats and kangaroos from certain plants.

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2011-02-18 06:05:00

Black bears show surprisingly significant and previously unobserved slowing of their metabolism during and after hibernation.

2011-01-22 00:00:43

13therapeutics, Inc. today announced that the company has received a new Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Institutes of Health, for $3.0 million.

2011-01-20 00:00:50

Over 1.7 million bottles of Nopalea™ – the natural anti-inflammatory drink by TriVita – have been sold, announced the company.

2010-12-28 08:19:01

A protein identified at the University of Central Florida lab has the power to suppress inflammation, a discovery that could help get to the root causes of disorders like arthritis and heart diseases.

2010-11-12 01:44:11

One protein single-handedly controls the growth of blood vessels into the developing brains of mice embryos.

2010-11-04 17:53:43

The adult human skeleton undergoes constant remodeling, with new bone forming at sites that have been broken down by a precise process called resorption.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.