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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
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.