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2012-12-18 11:33:36

Comparing favorably with other diagnostic tools The presence of pain when traveling over speed bumps is associated with an increased likelihood of acute appendicitis, among patients coming into hospital with abdominal pain, finds a study in the BMJ Christmas issue and published online today. Clinical diagnosis of acute appendicitis can be difficult and yet it is the most common surgical abdominal emergency. There is no specific clinical diagnostic test for appendicitis, and removing a...

Cancer Cells Could Be Sorted Using Tiny 'Speed Bump' Device
2012-06-12 15:38:13

In life, we sort soiled laundry from clean; ripe fruit from rotten. Two Johns Hopkins engineers say they have found an easy way to use gravity or simple forces to similarly sort microscopic particles and bits of biological matter -- including circulating tumor cells. In the May 25 online issue of Physical Review Letters, German Drazer, an assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, and his doctoral student, Jorge A. Bernate, reported that they have developed a lab-on-chip...

2007-01-06 15:00:08

By ROBERT BENON For the health of it Question: I've had red bumps on my arms for a while, but now they feel itchy, especially at night. Are they going to get worse and worse? Is there anything to get rid of them? Answer: Lots of things make their debut, with good or evil consequences, during the teen years. The X-Men comic books have clearly documented how mutant powers don't manifest themselves until adolescence, and then it's just too bad if the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants recruits...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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