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2012-05-23 23:03:10

Dr. Kulbersh appeared on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills as a result of a highly competitive fellowship under Dr. Paul Nassif, who is the husband to Adrienne Maloof, known for her work on the show. Charlotte, North Carolina (PRWEB) May 23, 2012 With extensive Hollywood training from the best in Beverly Hills, CA, Jonathan Kulbersh M.D. is returning to his homeland area of the Carolinas. Dr. Kulbersh will be starting a new plastic surgery practice that treats only conditions of the...

2012-05-23 17:12:50

Children born with cleft lip, cleft palate and other craniofacial disorders face numerous medical challenges beyond appearance. Patients can face serious airway, feeding, speech and hearing problems, as well as social and psychological challenges, Laura Swibel Rosenthal, MD, of Loyola University Medical Center and colleagues write in the June 2012 issue of Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America. "The management of patients with craniofacial syndromes is complex," Rosenthal and...

2012-05-11 23:01:53

Respected Miami Beach plastic surgeon Dr. Rian Maercks gave presentations to a prestigious international group of craniofacial and plastic surgeons. Miami, FL (PRWEB) May 11, 2012 Travelling halfway around the world, Dr. Rian Maercks spoke to renowned plastic surgeons and craniofacial surgeons who gathered from around the world for the International Cleft Lip and Palate Foundation´s 7th Biennial World Cleft Congress, held in the Seychelles. Mr. Maercks shared his expertise in...

2012-05-02 15:09:41

In the United States, a baby is born with a facial cleft every hour, of every day of the year! Such birth defects result from both gene mutations and environmental insults. PRDM16 is a transcription factor originally described as being aberrantly activated in specific types of leukemia's, and more recently as a master regulator of brown adipose tissue differentiation. In a study published in the April 2012 issue of Experimental Biology and Medicine, investigators have now shown that this...

2012-04-26 09:29:02

Study shows developing organisms can identify and fix abnormalities in head and face Developmental biologists at Tufts University have identified a "self-correcting" mechanism by which developing organisms recognize and repair head and facial abnormalities. This is the first time that such a mechanism has been reported for the face and the first time that this kind of flexible, corrective process has been rigorously analyzed through mathematical modeling. The research, reported in the...

2012-02-13 23:35:19

Findings from researchers at the Ostrow School of Dentistry at USC may help doctors save lives through rapid diagnosis A USC research team has pinpointed the source of a genetic disorder that causes life-threatening birth defects, which may allow doctors to quickly diagnose and better treat the disease. Babies born with the disorder, known as Loeys-Dietz syndrome or Marfan syndrome type II, have cleft palates and other facial characteristics similar to babies born with other diseases...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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