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2013-05-07 23:03:48

World Autoimmune Arthritis Day 2013 (#WAAD13) is a ground-breaking, annual 47-hour Virtual Convention that will unite 36 nonprofits and dozens of advocates and experts from around the world in order to provide educational and awareness information to patients, their supporters, and the general public. (PRWEB) May 07, 2013 This year may only be the second annual WAAD Virtual Convention, but the International Autoimmune Arthritis Movement (501c3 Nonprofit Hosts of #WAAD13) estimates over...

2013-05-07 11:05:38

Some of the earliest results from The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in The Young (TEDDY) study - a major Europe-USA consortium exploring the causes of type 1 diabetes in children — has found no evidence for viral infection as a cause of the rapid-onset form of the condition. The research appears in Diabetologia, the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) and is by Professor Anette-Gabriele Ziegler of the German Research Centre for Environmental...

2013-05-01 12:34:12

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital advances understanding of how T cells craft an appropriate immune response; setting the stage for new strategies to intervene if the system goes awry A properly functioning immune system is a lesson in balance, providing protection against disease without attacking healthy tissue. Work led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists and published recently in Nature Immunology has identified a mechanism that helps T cells find that sweet spot...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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