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2014-03-26 12:28:36

CINCINNATI, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Septic shock is a severe systemic infection and major cause of death for the old and young alike. Unfortunately, researchers say testing new drug regimens to stop the infection is confounded because clinical trials include patients who are either too sick to be saved by experimental therapies or not sick enough to warrant the treatments. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110406/MM79025LOGO In a study published in the April...

2014-03-06 23:21:47

Genetic sequences of healthy elderly can serve as a control reference in DNA studies. La Jolla, CA (PRWEB) March 06, 2014 Scientists exploring the genetic causes of illnesses such as Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease, cancer and diabetes now have a new tool – a reference DNA dataset built by researchers at Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI). STSI researchers announced the release of the Scripps Wellderly Genome Resource (SWGR) today at the Future of Genomic Medicine...

2014-01-13 23:24:01

Burwood Group contributes expertise in wireless technology to Scripps study on meditation and vital signs. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) January 13, 2014 Meditation has long been associated with lower levels of stress and increased emotional well-being, but scientific research documenting immediate correlation with blood pressure reduction and other stress markers remains rare. One reason: immediate effects that take place during meditation are challenging to document because monitoring equipment...

2014-01-06 08:26:09

DALLAS, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PCCI (www.pccipieces.org) is a major scientific partner and collaborator on three prestigious grants awarded to the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW) exceeding $30 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ), and the National Science Foundation (NSF). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130610/DA28424LOGO) Mathematicians, clinicians, and engineers at...

2013-02-01 09:41:53

Improving public engagement could help attract the right participants to the right studies, according to University of Michigan study Medical research is vital to the advancement of health care, but many medical research studies have too few people who participate. A new study from the University of Michigan takes an in-depth look at public participation in medical research across the United States. Through a unique, nationally representative survey of 2,150 households in 2011,...


Word of the Day
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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