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2010-06-04 13:13:48

Detection and removal may lower cancer risk Working with researchers from the University of Michigan and Indiana University, Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) investigators have developed a method that could be used to predict whether pancreatic cysts are benign or are precursors to invasive cancer. More pancreatic cysts are being detected due to the widespread use of high resolution abdominal imaging. These advances in early detection, when coupled with the new findings, could result in...

2010-06-01 13:38:29

Gel developed from same compound found in spray tanning lotion A compound found in sunless tanning spray may help to heal wounds following surgery, according to new results published by plastic surgeons from NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City and biomedical engineers at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., where the novel compound was developed. Results published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences show that a sticky gel...

2010-05-18 11:49:22

Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) may reduce muscle atrophy in patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to Canadian researchers. The results were reported at the ATS 2010 International Conference in New Orleans. NMES is the application of electrical stimulation to a group of muscles through electrodes placed on the skin. It is primarily used by physical therapists to help restore function to injured muscles. Isabelle Vivodtzev, Ph.D. and...

2010-05-13 12:22:00

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Sequent Medical, Inc. announced today that it has closed a $15.6 million Series B venture capital financing. The financing was led by Domain Associates, joined by existing investors Versant Ventures and US Venture Partners. Nimesh Shah of Domain will join Sequent's Board of Directors. "We are privileged to have such a high caliber group of investors, and would like to welcome both Domain Associates as an investor in Sequent and Nimesh Shah as...

2010-05-13 08:00:00

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Sequent Medical, Inc. announced today that it has closed a $15.6 million Series B venture capital financing. The financing was led by Domain Associates, joined by existing investors Versant Ventures and US Venture Partners. Nimesh Shah of Domain will join Sequent's Board of Directors. "We are privileged to have such a high caliber group of investors, and would like to welcome both Domain Associates as an investor in Sequent and Nimesh Shah as...

2010-04-27 14:28:47

A new theory that muscle and bone diseases affect each other could have an impact on science and the cost of getting sick Traditionally, doctors and clinicians thought diseases that affect muscles or bones affected those areas specifically. For example, bone diseases only affect bones, or muscle diseases only concerned muscles. But recent evidence supports the notion that bones and muscles are more interconnected than previously thought. It seems that bones and muscles can release signals...

2010-04-05 07:01:29

In the largest genome-wide study of brain aneurysms ever conducted, an international team led by researchers at the Yale School of Medicine has identified three new genetic variants that increase a person's risk for developing this deadly disease. The massive study of intracranial aneurysms involved more than 20,000 subjects and was published in the April 4 online edition of the journal Nature Genetics. The new study, the second by Yale researchers published within the last 15 months, brings...

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2010-03-22 08:47:58

A new study in the Journal of Cell Biology (JCB) identifies a cytokine signaling pathway that induces the breakdown of disused skeletal muscle. Blocking this pathway could prevent immobilized patients from losing their muscle tissue. The article appears in the March 22 issue of the JCB. Skeletal muscle wastes away when its activity is reduced by, for example, a spinal cord injury. Although the mechanism by which muscle fibers break down is understood fairly well, how the process is triggered...

2010-02-27 07:38:36

For people who carry common gene variants, cigarette smoking greatly increases the risk that a blood vessel in the brain will weaken and balloon out "“ called an aneurysm "“ which could be life-threatening if it ruptures, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2010. Researchers reported on two new studies from the Familial Intracranial Aneurysm (FIA) project, a multinational collaboration funded by the National...

2010-02-11 11:55:12

One of first human implants of device for aortic injury in U.S. performed as part of clinical trial Scott & White Memorial Hospital vascular surgeons Clifford Buckley, M.D., and Ruth Bush, M.D., performed one of the nation's first implants of a Next Generation Conformable GORE TAG Thoracic Endoprosthesis device for the treatment of a traumatic aortic transection as part of a national clinical trial. The goal of the trial is to gain insight into using thoracic endografts for patients with...


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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