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2010-01-20 14:34:03

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists lead effort that identifies a novel way statins protect cells from a host of bacterial toxins New research suggests a family of widely used cholesterol-lowering drugs might help protect individuals from serious illness following bacterial infection, including the pneumococcal infections that pose a deadly threat to those with sickle cell disease. Research led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators reported that drugs called...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.