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2012-01-03 22:05:58

Imagine listening to music while carrying on a conversation with friends.

2011-12-19 16:08:08

Acupuncture significantly reduces levels of a protein in rats linked to chronic stress.

2011-12-19 13:07:13

In a major step that could revolutionize biomedical research, scientists have discovered a way to keep normal cells as well as tumor cells taken from an individual cancer patient alive in the laboratory — which previously had not been possible.

2011-12-15 16:21:46

Millions of Americans suffer from wounds that don't heal, and while most are typically associated with diabetes, new research has identified another possible underlying cause – autoimmune diseases.

2011-11-14 23:45:22

Skilled readers can recognize words at lightning fast speed when they read because the word has been placed in a visual dictionary of sorts.

2011-11-14 23:24:26

Patients with Alzheimer's disease who are in the early stages of their illness will likely benefit most from vaccine therapies now being tested in a number of human clinical trials.

2011-11-14 15:22:49

Areas of the brain responsible for pain processing and cognitive performance changed in fibromyalgia patients who exercised following a medication holiday.

2011-11-07 10:29:25

Millions of Americans suffer from wounds that don't heal, and while most are typically associated with diabetes, new research has identified another possible underlying cause – autoimmune diseases.

2011-09-20 13:43:08

A simple-to-use, fertility-awareness based method of family planning developed by researchers from the Institute for Reproductive Health at Georgetown University Medical Center so effectively meets the needs of users that they continue to rely on it for years.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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