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2013-06-18 23:01:41

From one family to another, the Chengs publish a free book for families dealing with the loss of an infant. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 18, 2013 In the fall of 2008, Melanie Tioleco-Cheng received the news that no expectant mother ever wants to hear. Her baby was diagnosed with Trisomy 18. As a physician, she knew exactly what this meant for her second child, Macy, and even more about how little her chance of survival was in light of her heart and lung problems. But, how would Melanie...

2013-06-07 12:48:20

New research has found that routine screening using a non-invasive test that analyzes fetal DNA in a pregnant woman's blood can accurately detect Down's syndrome and other genetic fetal abnormalities in the first trimester. Published early online in Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology, the results suggest that the test is superior to currently available screening strategies and could reshape standards in prenatal testing. Current screening for Down's syndrome, or trisomy 21, and...

Understanding Why Cholesterol Is Linked To Alzheimer's And Heart Disease
2013-04-16 12:15:42

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Multiple studies have concluded high amounts of cholesterol can be damaging to your heart and can, in turn, lead to Alzheimer´s disease or stroke. Though this single fact has been well documented, the exact reason why high cholesterol affects the brain has been largely unclear for many years. Researchers from the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome and the University of Colorado School of Medicine have studied this...


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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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