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2013-09-24 10:47:36

Researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Boston University, in collaboration with the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI), have found evidence of the H1N1 influenza vaccine's safety during pregnancy. The national study, which was launched shortly after the H1N1 influenza outbreak of 2009, is summarized in two companion papers published online on September 19 in the journal Vaccine. "The overall results of the study were quite...

Boston University Sues Apple For Patent Infringement
2013-07-04 07:55:40

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Boston University (BU) has sued Apple Inc., alleging the iPhone 5, iPad and MacBook Air use a semiconductor device that one of its professors received a patent for in 1997. In a lawsuit filed on Tuesday in a Massachusetts federal court, the trustees of BU said Apple was illegally using the patent, which covers a method of making thin gallium nitride film semiconductors that can produce blue lasers economically and compactly....

2013-05-28 23:03:32

OxBlue, a leader in the construction camera industry, announced today the posting of two new case studies on its website: oxblue.com. The case studies present the discovery of the benefits of OxBlue´s construction webcam technology by two different groups of customers: communications staffers at a major American university and information systems managers at a major commercial contractor. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) May 28, 2013 OxBlue, a leader in the construction camera industry, announced...

2012-11-29 14:42:24

(Boston) — In a perspective article to appear in the Nov. 29 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers from Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health (BUSM and BUSPH) report that health-care providers can play a critical role in helping to reduce and prevent intimate partner violence (IPV) by screening and referring patients to appropriate resources. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released a comprehensive report on the...

2012-07-26 23:02:49

New Technology Represents Next-Generation Tool for Detecting Substandard and Counterfeit Medicines Rockville, Md. (PRWEB) July 26, 2012 A new platform for detecting substandard and counterfeit medicines using microfluidics has been recognized with a grant from Saving Lives at Birth´s “Grand Challenge through Development.” Dubbed PharmaCheck, the technology is a portable, field-based tool for assessing the quality of medicines in developing countries with increased accuracy,...

2012-05-17 01:25:30

Investigators from Boston University (BU) and the Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System have shown evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in brain tissue from blast-exposed military service personnel. Laboratory experiments conducted by the investigators demonstrated that exposure to a single blast equivalent to a typical improvised explosive device (IED) results in CTE and long-term brain impairments that accompany the disease. They also found that the blast wind, not the...

2012-03-28 00:56:20

The H1N1 flu pandemic in 2009 underscored weaknesses in methods widely used to diagnose the flu, from frequent false negatives to long wait times for results. Now Boston University researchers have developed a prototype of a rapid, low-cost, accurate, point-of-care device that promises to provide clinicians with an effective tool to quickly diagnose both seasonal and pandemic strains of influenza, and thus limit the spread of infection. Boston University Biomedical Engineering Associate...

2012-02-01 10:58:37

Long duration, controllable drug delivery is of wide interest to medical researchers and clinicians, particularly those seeking to improve treatment for patients with chronic pain or to prevent cancer recurrence after surgery. Now a team of researchers led by Boston University Biomedical Engineer and Chemist Mark Grinstaff has developed a unique material and drug delivery mechanism that could pave the way for implants that release a drug at a designated rate for months. The system consists...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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