Latest Cleveland Clinic Stories

2011-12-15 13:03:22

Test also differentiates between types and stages of lung cancer; study results for Metabolomx' colorimetric sensor array published in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology Metabolomx, a diagnostic company focused on the detection of the metabolomics signature of cancer from exhaled breath, today announces publication of results from the first clinical study demonstrating a breath test that can both detect lung cancer and differentiate between types of lung cancer in humans. This seminal study,...

2011-12-08 17:00:13

Biopsies reveal nature of brain lesions early in MS progression, countering conventional wisdom Working together, researchers at Cleveland Clinic and Mayo Clinic have for the first time examined early multiple sclerosis (MS) brain lesions in the cerebral cortex. These lesions are thought to be critical to MS progression and the researchers found that the lesions are distinctly different than previously speculated, giving clues to better disease management. The long-accepted theory has...

2011-12-01 11:22:21

One-time injection allows relief from pain for 8 months A collaborative research group — led by researchers at Cleveland Clinic — published findings that indicate a one-time injection immediately after spinal cord injury can limit pain for an extended period of time. Fibronectin — a protein that exists naturally in humans — supports the survival, growth and communication of neurons in the brain and spinal cord. The researchers discovered, through testing in an...

2011-11-15 19:31:45

Researchers at Cleveland Clinic reported today that administration of a new drug— evacetrapib — can dramatically increase HDL (good) cholesterol, while significantly lowering LDL (bad) cholesterol). At the highest tested dosage, the levels of HDL more than doubled. The study was presented today by lead investigator Stephen Nicholls MD PhD, Cardiovascular Director of the Cleveland Clinic Coordinating Center for Clinical Research (C5), at the American Heart Association's...

Word of the Day
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'