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albinism
2014-12-17 12:43:48

Affecting 1 in 40,000 individuals, type 2 oculocutaneous albinism is a pigmentation condition in which an individual has unusually light skin, eye color and hair – along with increased risk for UV-related skin and eye cancers. Now there may be an answer.

2014-11-12 16:22:17

DUBLIN, Nov.

2014-08-14 23:06:05

Cystic fibrosis continues to be devastating for many people around the world.

2014-08-04 09:37:10

Neurons are the cells of our brain, spinal cord, and overall nervous system.

Creating Insecticides To Target Specific Pests Without Harming Beneficial Species
2014-07-14 03:05:42

Using spider toxins to study the proteins that let nerve cells send out electrical signals, Johns Hopkins researchers say they have stumbled upon a biological tactic that may offer a new way to protect crops from insect plagues in a safe and environmentally responsible way.

2014-07-02 10:36:34

Researchers at Johns Hopkins have spotted a strong family trait in two distant relatives: The channels that permit entry of sodium and calcium ions into cells turn out to share similar means for regulating ion intake, they say.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.