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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...

Ultrathin Coatings Change Color With Only A Few Atoms' Difference In Thickness
2012-10-15 08:19:42

In Harvard's Pierce Hall, the surface of a small germanium-coated gold sheet shines vividly in crimson. A centimeter to the right, where the same metallic coating is literally only about 20 atoms thicker, the surface is a dark blue, almost black. The colors form the logo of the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), where researchers have demonstrated a new way to customize the color of metal surfaces by exploiting a completely overlooked optical phenomenon. For...

2012-10-13 04:00:35

Heart failure once severely shortened lives. Today, proper use of medications and devices can boost the pumping power of a failing heart and help people with heart failure enjoy a good quality of life for many years. Boston MA (PRWEB) October 11, 2012 People with heart failure once faced severely shortened lives. Today, proper use of medications and devices can boost the pumping power of a failing heart and help people with heart failure enjoy a good quality of life for many years, reports...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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