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2010-10-08 02:19:58

A discovery by Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers in Melbourne, Australia, reported in today's edition of Science, is set to rewrite a long-held belief about how the body's immune system establishes its memory. The findings of Dr Ingela Vikstrom and Associate Professor David Tarlinton, from the institute's Immunology division, centre on immune cells called B cells that produce the antibodies which fight infection. "B cells and antibody production are the key to the success of all...

2010-09-23 18:30:00

BEDFORD, Mass., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Instrumentation Laboratory (IL), today announced it will host the 2nd IL Asia Pacific Hemostasis Forum on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at the Grand Hyatt Nusa Dua, in Bali, Indonesia. The event will run from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm, local time. The forum will focus on the latest clinical and diagnostic advances and trends in hemostasis. All healthcare professionals, practicing in the Asia Pacific region are welcome to attend. Professor Karmel...

2010-09-13 12:11:24

 A new University of Georgia study has found that select varieties of sorghum bran have greater antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties than well-known foods such as blueberries and pomegranates. Researchers measured polyphenolic compounds, which naturally occur in plants to help fight against pests and disease, and found that the black and sumac varieties of sorghum have significant levels of antioxidants. Many fruits also contain these compounds, they said, though sorghum bran may...

2010-09-10 08:30:00

TERRE HAUTE, Ind., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seven years ago Laura Bates walked into Wabash Valley Correctional Facility's segregated housing unit and began knocking on inmate's metal cell doors. "Hi. Would you like to read Shakespeare?" she asked. Those knocks by Indiana State University's associate professor of English led to a one-of-a-kind program. "We are the only Shakespeare program in the segregated unit in solitary confinement anywhere in the world," Bates said. "Never...

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2010-08-24 15:13:32

A new study of the High Arctic climate roughly 50 million years ago led by the University of Colorado at Boulder helps to explain how ancient alligators and giant tortoises were able to thrive on Ellesmere Island well above the Arctic Circle, even as they endured six months of darkness each year. The new study, which looked at temperatures during the early Eocene period 52 to 53 million years ago, also has implications for the impacts of future climate change as Arctic temperatures continue...

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2010-08-11 13:07:13

This month physicist Juan Collar and his associates are taking their attempt to unmask the secret identity of dark matter into a Canadian mine more than a mile underground. The team is deploying a 4-kilogram bubble chamber at SNOLab, which is part of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory in Ontario, Canada. A second 60-kilogram chamber will follow later this year. Scientists anticipate that dark matter particles will leave bubbles in their tracks when passing through the liquid in one of these...

2010-07-30 14:59:06

Researchers seeking to learn more about stroke by studying how the body responds to toxins in snake venom are this week releasing new findings that they hope will aid in the development of therapies for heart disease and, surprisingly, cancer. The Japanese team is reporting in a Journal of Biological Chemistry "Paper of the Week" that they are optimistic that inhibiting a protein found on the surface of blood cells known as platelets may combat both irregular blood clotting and the spread of...

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2010-07-15 09:40:00

Could Have Applications to Gulf of Mexico Spill A team of chemists led by Dr. George John, Associate Professor at The City College of New York (CCNY), have developed a non-toxic, recyclable agent that can solidify oil on salt water so that it can be scooped up like the fat that forms on the top of a pot of chilled chicken soup. The agent could potentially be used to recover oil lost in the British Petroleum (BP) spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Professor John said. In the laboratory, Professor...

2010-07-12 13:07:32

Asthma is the most common complication of pregnancy in Australia with harmful effects on babies, but many of these could be prevented a University of Adelaide researcher says. Associate Professor Vicki Clifton from the University's Robinson Institute says asthma affects a significant number of pregnancies (16% of pregnancies in South Australia) but women are often not identified as asthmatic. "Asthma worsens in reproductive-aged women and just being pregnant can make women more susceptible to...

2010-06-09 13:29:07

Though guidelines for best treatment practices are common, they are only partially effective without standardized, routine exposure to them in clinical practice, according to a study conducted by University of Cincinnati (UC) emergency medicine researchers. In the study, UC associate professor of emergency medicine Stewart Wright, MD, and his colleagues used national standards for treatment of pneumonia to create clinical guidelines for UC emergency medicine physicians, including an online...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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