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Scientists Use Sophisticated Modeling And Biotechnology To Weaken Cells By Fouling Their Metabolic Machinery
2013-02-04 11:19:01

Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard A team of scientists just won a battle in the war against antibiotic-resistant "superbugs" -- and only time will tell if their feat is akin to the bacterial "Battle of Gettysburg" that turns the tide toward victory. They won this particular battle, or at least gained some critical intelligence, not by designing a new antibiotic, but by interfering with the metabolism of the bacterial "bugs" — E. coli in this case...

2013-01-19 23:04:30

LipoSite credits Harvard Medical School Special Report, "Exercise: A Program You Can Live With" as providing the motivation to help get consumers moving in 2013 with ℠New Year New You´. Park City, UT (PRWEB) January 18, 2013 Harvard Medical School Special Report, "Exercise: A Program You Can Live With" says, “The answer is regular exercise. The question is: ℠What can improve your mood, boost your ability to fend off infection, and lower your risk for heart disease,...

2013-01-06 05:02:29

Two new approaches to treating Alzheimer´s disease offer hope for meaningful treatment in the near future. Boston, MA (PRWEB) January 05, 2013 Harvard doctors are testing two new approaches to Alzheimer's disease aimed at reversing the condition or its symptoms, reports the January 2013 Harvard Health Letter. Dr. Rudy Tanzi helped create a drug called PBT2. It prevents the production of protein plaques and tangles that kill brain cells. "It also induces new neurons to grow in the...

2012-11-20 11:46:19

More than 85,000 medications are discontinued each year by physicians, yet while physicians share this information with their patients, it is too often not shared with the pharmacists. This communication gap, identified by researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, allows discontinued medications continue to be dispensed at pharmacies, representing an important patient safety concern. The study will be published on November 20, 2012 in the...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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