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2009-07-28 12:20:00

U.S. researchers reported on Monday that a common and safe blue food dye might provide the best treatment available for spinal cord injuries.Maiken Nedergaard of the University of Rochester Medical Center and colleagues reported that tests in rats showed the dye, called brilliant blue G, crossed into the spinal fluid and helped block inflammation.  "We have no effective treatment now for patients who have an acute spinal cord injury," said Dr. Steven Goldman, who worked on the study."Our...


Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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