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2011-11-08 12:04:04

Unexpected discovery of a new molecular signature for a destructive and often lethal pediatric liver disease may lead to a new therapeutic target for the hard-to-treat condition. In a study that included human livers and a mouse model of biliary atresia, researchers report in the November Journal of Clinical Investigation that not all children with biliary atresia share the same disease process. Some patients have a second molecular conductor of disease called Th2 (T helper cell 2) immune...

2009-04-17 13:52:39

A dog that disappeared following a deadly car crash in Concord, Calif., has been found and will be reunited with its injured owner, the victim's aunt says. Denise Bezerra, whose nieces Dominique and Britney Cushman were involved in the Interstate 5 crash, said Britney's 2-year-old Chihuahua, Coco, has been found after being missing for several days, the Contra Costa Times said Friday. Bezerra said the recovery of the dog, one of five canines traveling with the sisters during Monday's crash,...

2006-02-15 11:03:46

SAO PAULO, Brazil (Reuters) - Researchers are scrambling to discover what is blinding children in the Amazon city of Araguatins in the remote northern Brazilian state of Tocantins, health officials said on Wednesday. Three of the 365 children identified by the Disease Control Agency of Tocantins with similar lesions on their eyes are totally blind. Two others were blinded in one eye and have undergone surgery. The agency reported the first 17 cases in November, 2005. Since then,...


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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