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2013-02-15 10:13:51

The benefits of human breast milk as a food for infants is frequently touted, but why it is so beneficial is not well understood. Part of the answer may begin with short, single-stranded RNA molecules microRNAs--that fine-tune the activity of genes and their associated proteins to regulate metabolism and the immune system, said a consortium of researchers at Baylor College of Medicine, Agricultural Research Service/U.S. Department of Agriculture Children´s Nutrition Research Center at...

2013-02-11 16:15:45

Technology can play a role in a relationship on Valentine´s Day–and all year long–but don´t let it be a replacement for quality personal time with your loved one, advises a Baylor College of Medicine psychiatrist. "Technology can be used positively but it´s not a replacement for face-to-face interaction and should be used when logistically it´s not possible to be together," said Dr. Asim Shah, associate professor in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and...

2013-01-31 10:00:29

In a study of patients at two HIV clinics in the Houston area, researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center found that those who were satisfied with the care they received had higher adherence to care and higher retention rates. Their report appears today in PLOS ONE. "Poor retention is a big problem with HIV care," said Dr. Bich Dang, instructor of medicine — infectious diseases at BCM and first author of the paper. "Even...

2013-01-23 10:16:32

Deleting or reducing expression of a gene that carries the code for tau, a protein associated with Alzheimer's disease, can prevent seizures in a severe type of epilepsy linked to sudden death, said researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., in a report in the current issue of the Journal of Neuroscience. A growing understanding of the link between epilepsy and some forms of inherited Alzheimer's disease led to the finding that could point the way...

2013-01-17 23:03:17

The Academy of Medicine, Engineering & Science of Texas (TAMEST) will hold its 10th Annual Conference–Probing the Depths: under the Sea and into the Brain–on January 17-18, 2013, at the Westin Galleria Hotel in Dallas. Austin, TX (PRWEB) January 17, 2013 The Academy of Medicine, Engineering & Science of Texas (TAMEST) will hold its 10th Annual Conference–Probing the Depths: under the Sea and into the Brain–on January 17-18, 2013, at the Westin Galleria Hotel...

2012-12-13 12:32:39

It looks like your mother was on to something when she said, "Eat your vegetables!" A concentrated form of a compound called sulforaphane found in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables has been shown to reduce the number of acute lymphoblastic leukemia cells in the lab setting, said researchers at Baylor College of Medicine. The findings appear in the current edition of PLOS ONE. "Acute lymphoblastic leukemia is a type of cancer of the white blood cells common in children," said Dr....


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virgule
  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
  • A little rod; a twig.
This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.
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