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West Nile Virus May Cause Chronic Kidney Disease
2012-07-13 11:56:33

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Patients who have a history of infection with West Nile virus (WNV) should be screened for chronic kidney disease (CKD), after US researchers have found varying degrees of the life-threatening disease in 40 percent of those patients who also contracted the mosquito-borne illness at an earlier time. Researchers from three organizations -- Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital and The University of Texas Health...

2012-07-09 10:16:39

A transcription factor called Lyl-1 is necessary for production of the earliest cells that can become T-cells, critical cells born in the thymus that coordinate the immune response to cancer or infections, said a consortium of researchers led by those from Baylor College of Medicine (www.bcm.edu) in a report in the journal Nature Immunology. These earliest progenitors (called early T lineage progenitor cells) are the first cells that can be identified as being on the road to becoming...

2012-06-26 14:25:57

A break from school shouldn't be a break from physical activity, say experts at the USDA/ARS Children's Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital. They advise parents to find the time and opportunities for children to stay physically active. Moderate to vigorous activity "Eating healthy is only one part of the equation. Burning calories is also important for children to maintain a healthy lifestyle," said Dr. William Wong, professor of...

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  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.