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Fossilized Feces From Dino Ancestors Shared A Toilette
2013-11-29 12:21:23

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Seeing a pile of feces usually sends people running, but a team of paleontologists has leaped head-long into an ancient collection of poo believed to be about 240 million years old, according to a new study in the journal Scientific Reports. Dubbed the “world’s first public toilet,” the site in Argentina is the earliest known evidence of ancient reptiles sharing a collective dumping ground. Modern animals such as elephants and...

2013-11-11 10:25:12

Scientists are gaining a new level of understanding of multiple sclerosis (MS) that may lead to new treatments and approaches to controlling the chronic disease, according to new research released today at Neuroscience 2013, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience and the world's largest source of emerging news about brain science and health. MS is a severe, often crippling, autoimmune disease caused by the body's immune system attacking the nervous system. Today, more than two...

How Dormice Make Optimal Use Of Their Body Fat Reserves
2013-10-22 14:05:32

University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna Edible dormice store considerable amounts of fat in summer. Their fat reserves are necessary for them to survive a long hibernation – on average 8 months – in underground cavities. But how do hibernators allocate surplus body fat reserves to optimize survival? Researchers at the Research Institute of Wildlife Ecology of the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, have found that animals with larger fat reserves prefer boosting their...

2013-10-20 23:03:15

Voices Against Brain Cancer, an organization dedicated to brain cancer research and advocacy, discusses a new technique developed by scientists that allows cancer treatments to gain access to the brain. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 20, 2013 Voices Against Brain Cancer, an organization dedicated to brain cancer research and advocacy, discusses a new way for cancer treatments to access the brain, increasing their effectiveness. According to an October 17, 2013 article published by The...

Brain Health Boosted By Molecule Produced During Endurance Exercise
2013-10-11 06:49:14

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Exercise is good for nearly every part of your body, including your brain. According to researchers led by Harvard Medical School, a molecule called irisin is produced in the brain during endurance exercise and apparently has neuroprotective effects. The research team, led by Dr. Bruce Spiegelman of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School, artificially increased the levels of irisin in the blood to activate genes...

2013-10-08 23:32:47

Now there’s a Lasting Solution that can Make Embarrassing Underarm Sweat a Thing of the Past Portland, Maine (PRWEB) October 08, 2013 Maria Atkins, D.O. is one of the first physicians in the U.S. and the only physician in Maine to offer the miraDry® Procedure, a new treatment option that provides a safe and lasting solution for excessive underarm sweat, a debilitating condition also known as primary axillary hyperhidrosis. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration cleared the miraDry...

Metabolite-Rich Pee May Offer Doctors New Diagnostic Tool
2013-09-05 13:45:09

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Pee can do more than hint at whether or not you ate asparagus, instead it is giving doctors another diagnostic tool. Researchers at the University of Alberta, publishing a paper in the journal PLoS ONE, said that they found that urine contains more than 3,000 chemicals or "metabolites" that have significant implications for medical, nutritional, drug and environmental testing. "Urine is an incredibly complex biofluid. We had no idea...

2013-08-30 23:27:15

Natural Body Defense Anti-inflammatory support is the natural supplement prepared with the natural herbs to maintain the proper inflammatory level. The product has tested clinically and found highly effective to maintain the inflammatory process at healthy level. (PRWEB) August 30, 2013 Natural body Defense Anti-inflammatory support is the new herbal supplement recently launched in the market. The product contains all the herbal ingredients and specially prepared for the purpose to...


Word of the Day
maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.