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2012-09-08 07:37:14

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online A new, non-invasive method of measuring a person's blood glucose levels developed by a German research firm could free diabetics from the pain and annoyance of daily finger pricks. The new method, which has been developed by researchers at the Fraunhofer Society, uses a tiny chip that is placed on a person's body and can measure his or her blood sugar levels through perspiration, tears, or other bodily fluids, explained...

2012-05-22 02:50:34

New research from the University of Cincinnati (UC) points to the naturally produced protein apolipoprotein A-IV (apoA-IV) as a potential target for a new diabetes therapeutic. Patrick Tso, PhD, professor in the UC Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, has published research on the ability of apoA-IV to reduce blood sugar levels and enhance insulin secretion. The results appear the week of May 21, 2012, in the online early edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of...

2012-05-02 19:57:57

Margination, the natural phenomenon where bacteria and leukocytes (white blood cells) move toward the sides of blood vessels, is the inspiration for a novel method for treating sepsis, a systemic and often dangerous inflammatory response to microbial infection in the blood. A team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the National University of Singapore has designed a branchlike system of microfluidic channels, 20 micrometers (20 millionths of a meter, or about...


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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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