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2013-10-25 23:19:35

A joint study led by Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine reveals that there is an increased neonatal mortality in infants with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) that are born far from a hospital that provides neonatal cardiac surgery for HLHS. Houston, TX (PRWEB) October 25, 2013 A first-of-its-kind study led by Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), published online in the journal, Circulation, found that infants with hypoplastic...

2013-10-25 10:35:02

For those suffering from cardiovascular disease, pharmaceutical or surgical interventions are sometimes the only way to improve their health. While lifestyle changes alone won’t help in those situations, doctors as Baylor College of Medicine say that making healthy choices should still be a cornerstone of reducing the risk for development of cardiovascular disease. “In some cases, lifestyle changes can help eliminate the need for pharmacologic therapy to treat certain risk factors such...

2013-10-25 10:33:06

The penetration of sperm into an egg is critical for pregnancy, but the implantation of the developing blastocyst into the endometrium – the lining of the uterus – is an equally important step that requires the input of the master molecule steroid receptor coactivator-2 (SRC-2), said researchers from Baylor College of Medicine in a report that appears online in the open access journal PLoS Genetics. “Understanding how SRC-2 reprograms the endometrium to be receptive to implantation...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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