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2013-08-08 14:47:47

Genomic sequencing experts at Johns Hopkins partnered with pharmacologists at Stony Brook University to reveal a striking mutational signature of upper urinary tract cancers caused by aristolochic acid, a plant compound contained in herbal remedies used for thousands of years to treat a variety of ailments such as arthritis, gout and inflammation.

2013-05-21 23:03:18

In adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD), cigarette smoking is associated with an increased risk for CKD progression and transplant failure.

2013-04-24 23:19:49

Panel addresses challenging journey of new medical device from idea to market. Fayetteville, Arkansas (PRWEB) April 24, 2013 Robert (Bob) Storey, CEO

Medical Transparency Could Save Doctors And Patients Money
2013-04-16 10:52:38

Transparency allows for consumers to make informed decisions on everything from fast food to automobiles.The same could be held true for physicians, allowing them to order considerably fewer tests or search for lower-priced alternatives when shown the costs of diagnostic procedures, if this transparency was available to them.

2013-03-12 10:04:13

A small study of 20 people with Parkinson's disease suggests that "virtual house calls" using Web-based video conferencing provide clinical benefits comparable to in-person physician office visits, while saving patients and their caregivers time and travel.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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