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2012-02-28 10:45:48

Antisense oligonucleotides — short segments of genetic material designed to target specific areas of a gene or chromosome — that activated an enzyme to "chew up" toxic RNA (ribonucleic acid) could point the way to a treatment for a degenerative muscle disease called myotonic dystrophy, said researchers from Baylor College of Medicine and Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., in a report in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. "This is a proof-of-principle therapy...

2012-01-03 14:06:30

We take it for granted, but the fact that our muscles grow when we work them makes them rather unique. Now, researchers have identified a key ingredient needed for that bulking up to take place. A factor produced in working muscle fibers apparently tells surrounding muscle stem cell "higher ups" that it's time to multiply and join in, according to a study in the January Cell Metabolism, a Cell Press journal. In other words, that so-called serum response factor (Srf) translates the...

2011-12-29 06:30:49

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Before now, the only way to treat a wide-neck aneurysm was to undergo brain surgery. A novel device approved by the FDA made it possible to close wide-neck aneurysms that press against the optic nerve in the eye without risks, pain and longer recovery of major surgery. Aneurysms, weak areas of arteries that balloon out, can have catastrophic brain-damaging and life-threatening consequences if they burst. With very small aneurysms, the risks of intervention may be...

2011-11-15 09:41:46

Scientist identify signaling system in the brain responsible for involuntary loss of muscle mass; drugs that regulate this system are already in development Patients with cancer, heart disease and other chronic illness struggle not only with complications inherent to their disease, they also experience an involuntary loss of weight and muscle mass triggered by the body's natural response to infection and inflammation. Increasing nutrition intake does not mitigate the process and there is...

2011-11-11 06:50:52

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Medical scientists have for the first time identified a gene responsible for a fatal abdominal condition that afflicts tens of thousands of people across the world. An international team led by Matt Bown, a vascular surgeon from the University of Leicester, identified a single gene that is linked to the development of abdominal aortic aneurysms, AAAs. What is more, the team discovered that the gene, LRP1, was not linked to other cardiovascular diseases, suggesting...

2011-11-05 01:15:59

University of British Columbia researchers have developed new technology for monitoring brain aneurysms — an approach that is potentially less invasive and more accurate than current methods, and one that is simple enough for patients to use at home for frequent monitoring. Brain aneurysms occur when the weak wall of an artery carrying blood to the brain begins to bulge and balloon out. If the artery ruptures, the hemorrhage can lead to stroke, brain damage or death. To create a plug...

2011-10-03 16:45:00

On Friday, September 23rd, the United States Senate passed a resolution declaring September National Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month. Boston, MA (PRWEB) October 03, 2011 The Brain Aneurysm Foundation announced that on Friday, September 23rd, the United States Senate passed a resolution declaring September National Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month. Senate Resolution 248, introduced by Senator John Kerry (D-MA) and co-sponsored by Senator Scott Brown (R-MA) and Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME) is...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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