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2014-07-15 14:27:45

Rice University Older people are nearly twice as likely as their younger counterparts to have their memory and cognitive processes impaired by environmental distractions (such as irrelevant speech or written words presented along with target stimuli), according to a new study from psychologists at Rice University and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Whereas other studies had found that older adults are distracted by memories of prior similar events, this was the first study to...

2013-11-07 23:03:39

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Molecular Biomarkers for Cancer Detection and Management. London (PRWEB) November 07, 2013 New to Insight Pharma Reports is Molecular Biomarkers for Cancer Detection and Management: Technologies, Markets, and Trends. This report focuses on recent progress and new directions in this highly dynamic diagnostic field. Covering extensive background and history, commercialization, and marketing trends of cancer biomarker technologies,...

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2011-06-16 11:00:00

The hallucinogen found in "magic mushrooms" could be used to treat a variety of psychiatric disorders, including depression, anxiety and addiction, according to researchers working on a new study. The scientists, working at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have figured out the dose levels of the "sacred mushroom" chemical capable of yielding positive experiences, while minimizing the chance of negative reactions like those found in volunteers of the study, who were under constant,...

2011-03-08 07:30:00

AUSTIN, Texas, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- (Nasdaq: VRML) -Vermillion, a molecular diagnostics company, today announced the presentation of positive preliminary data from its collaboration with Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine to identify biomarkers that improve on the specificity of CA125 for the identification of malignant ovarian tumors. These results were presented at the 42nd Annual Meeting on Women's Cancer of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists, March 6-9, 2011 in...

2010-12-10 17:30:00

WALTHAM, Mass., Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Syndax Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical-stage epigenetics oncology company, announces results from two preclinical studies on entinostat, an orally bioavailable, highly selective, class I histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor, in animal models of breast cancer. The data are being presented as oral poster discussions at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium December 8 through December 12 in San Antonio Texas. The following poster discussions...

2010-08-12 09:00:00

CHICAGO, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation awarded Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarships to twenty rising fourth-year medical students. Recipients were nominated by their medical schools and chosen based upon their academic standing and financial status, as well as community involvement, letters of recommendation and personal statement. Each student will receive a $10,000 scholarship to help defray medical school expenses. There are four...

2010-02-18 11:10:00

If bad bacteria lurk in your system, chances are they will bump into the immune system's protective cells whose job is gobbling germs. The catch is that these do-gooders, known as macrophages, ingest and destroy only those infectious invaders that they can securely hook and reel in. Now, Hopkins scientists have shown that a healthy immune response depends on a protein called TRPV2 (pronounced trip-vee-two) which, they discovered, is the means by which macrophages capitalize on brief and...

2010-02-16 09:26:54

Interest in checklists grows, but they're no magic wand In the wake of Johns Hopkins' success in virtually eliminating intensive-care unit bloodstream infections via a simple five-step checklist, the safety scientist who developed and popularized the tool warns medical colleagues that they are no panacea. "Checklists are useful, but they're not Harry Potter's wand," says Peter Pronovost, M.D., Ph.D., a professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at Johns Hopkins University School...

2009-07-06 12:56:33

Researchers from the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have collaborated to uncover important new insights into the neurological basis of autism. Their new study, published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, examined patterns of movement as children with autism and typically developing children learned to control a novel tool. The findings suggest that children with autism appear to learn new actions differently than do typically developing children....


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.