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2014-04-05 06:21:02

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A newly-identified genetic association with facial asymmetry in ancient cavefish could shed new light into mysteries surrounding conditions such as cleft palate or hemifacial microsomia in humans, according to research appearing in a recent edition of the peer-reviewed journal Genetics. Joshua Gross, an assistant professor in the University of Cincinnati’s Department of Biological Sciences, and his colleagues compared the...

2014-02-12 23:28:30

Plastic Surgeon Dr. Elliot B. Duboys, MD of Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants, PC & Neurosurgeon Dr Michael Egnor, MD of Stony Brook University successfully repair a congenital skull deformity (plagiocephaly) using pre-operative virtual planning and 3D modelling at University Hospital, Stony Brook. Huntington, New York (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 A team of surgeons at Stony Brook University led by Dr. Michael Egnor, Professor of Neurosurgery and Dr. Elliot B. Duboys,...

CT Scans Could Help Forensic Database To ID Unidentified Remains
2014-01-15 07:56:51

North Carolina State University A study from North Carolina State University finds that data from CT scans can be incorporated into a growing forensic database to help determine the ancestry and sex of unidentified remains. The finding may also have clinical applications for craniofacial surgeons. “As forensic anthropologists, we can map specific coordinates on a skull and use software that we developed – called 3D-ID – to compare those three-dimensional coordinates with a...

2013-03-09 23:01:03

Dr. Weinzweig is the Founder of JW Plastic Surgery, JW Hand Center and the Komedyplast Charity. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 09, 2013 Dr. Jeffrey Weinzweig, an award-winning plastic surgeon and founder of JW Plastic Surgery and JW Hand Center, recently visited Peru for a very special reason: to help children with congenital abnormalities. In addition to his work as a Chicago plastic surgeon, Dr. Weinzweig also founded a charity called Komedyplast. Komedyplast was established to help children...

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...

2012-03-19 23:02:03

North Shore-LIJ Health System today announced the creation of the New York Head and Neck Institute (NYHNI), a part of its head and neck surgery service line, and the opening of the Center for Cranial Base Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital. New York, NY (PRWEB) March 19, 2012 As part of its ongoing efforts to develop patient-centric services that focus on disease prevention and management, the North Shore-LIJ Health System today announced the creation of the New York Head and Neck Institute...

2011-07-18 07:30:00

BELGRADE, Mont., July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bacterin International Holdings, Inc. (NYSE Amex: BONE), a leader in the development of revolutionary bone graft material and anti-infective coatings for medical applications, has acquired the assets of Robinson MedSurg LLC (RMS), a medical device distribution company focused primarily on maxillofacial and craniofacial surgery devices. For consideration of $1 million in Bacterin common stock at the closing date, Bacterin acquired...

2011-03-18 08:02:00

BELGRADE, Mont., March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bacterin International Holdings, Inc. (NYSE Amex: BONE) ("Bacterin"), a creator and developer of revolutionary bone graft material and anti-infective coatings for medical applications, today announced that it has agreed in terms to acquire Robinson MedSurg LLC, ("RMS"), a medical device distribution company focused primarily on maxillofacial and craniofacial surgery devices. The proposed transaction will involve an initial exchange of...


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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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