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2014-08-01 23:07:51

To celebrate its Lake Union location’s 25th anniversary this summer, Duke's Chowder House is now debuting refreshing new brews, in-house infusion drinks like, Bloody Mary's and Cucumber Mojitos, and other libations to beat the heat. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 Just in time for Washington’s unusually hot weather this summer, Duke’s Chowder House is featuring new summertime drink specials on their famed cocktail menu, now available at all six Duke’s locations...

2012-05-23 19:04:37

Women receiving care for breast cancer have significantly impaired cardio-pulmonary function that can persist for years after they have completed treatment, according to a study led by scientists at Duke University Medical Center. The findings, reported online in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, also provide initial evidence that poor cardio-pulmonary function may be a strong predictor of survival among women with advanced breast cancer. "We know that exercise tolerance tests, which...

2011-07-20 16:51:20

Researchers at Duke University Medical Center have discovered a way to block the damaging actions of Chlamydia, the bacteria responsible for the largest number of sexually transmitted infections in the United States. The team, which included Duke University microbiologists and chemists, designed a molecule that takes away the bacteria's self-defense mechanisms. The therapies that could come from this discovery mark a new type of antimicrobial approach. Instead of directly killing the...

2010-11-30 15:22:00

NEWTON, Mass., Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- General Compression, Inc. ("GC"), a Massachusetts company developing an innovative compressed air energy storage system that burns no fuel when generating electricity, announced today that it has appointed Professor Adrian Bejan of Duke University, Professor Sylvie Lorente of University of Toulouse, and Dr. Monika Ivantysynova of Purdue University to General Compression's Technical Advisory Board ("GC TAB"). The GC TAB was formed in 2010 to...

2010-10-04 23:07:28

A new vaccine added to standard therapy appears to offer a survival advantage for patients suffering from glioblastoma (GBM), the most deadly form of brain cancer, according to a study from researchers at Duke University Medical Center and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The vaccine also knocks out a troublesome growth factor that characterizes the most aggressive form of the disease. "About a third of all glioblastomas are fueled by a very aggressive cancer gene, called...

2009-10-04 15:00:11

Imagine a surgical patient on a blood-thinning drug who starts bleeding more than expected, and an antidote that works immediately "“ because the blood thinner and antidote were designed to work together. Researchers at Duke University Medical Center have engineered a way to do this for an entire, versatile class of drugs called aptamers and published their findings in Nature Medicine. "With any anticoagulant, you are trying to reduce your chances of having clotting because it can lead...


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virgule
  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
  • A little rod; a twig.
This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.
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