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2012-07-16 11:09:21

Scientists have long known that the body rids itself of excess copper and various other minerals by collecting them in the liver and excreting them through the liver´s bile. However, a new study led by Johns Hopkins researchers and published June 22 in PLoS One suggests that when this route is impaired there´s another exit route just for copper: A molecule sequesters only that mineral and routes it from the body through urine. The researchers, led by Svetlana Lutsenko, Ph.D., a...

2012-05-29 23:02:43

Bernard T. Ferrari, an accomplished corporate strategist and management consultant to Fortune 50 companies, has been named the next dean of The Johns Hopkins University´s Carey Business School. Ferrari, whose appointment is effective July 1, is the second dean to lead the Carey Business School since it was established in 2007. Ferrari, 63, is a former director at the global management consulting firm McKinsey & Company, where he spent nearly two decades as a partner and senior...

Higher Survival Rate for Patients via Helicopter Compared to Ground Transport
2012-04-18 06:27:38

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com Recent studies by both John Hopkins University and the University of Maryland have found that patients who travel via helicopter have a higher survival rate compared to traveling via ground transport. Both studies were based around the idea of trauma. Trauma is the top cause of death among young people in the world, with more than 50 million people injured per year and 169,000 dying as a result of a sustained injury. The most seriously injured, in...

2012-04-04 14:28:43

Johns Hopkins-led research suggests endoscopic ultrasound best detects them A team of scientists led by Johns Hopkins researchers have found that more than four in 10 people considered at high risk for hereditary pancreatic cancer have small pancreatic lesions long before they have any symptoms of the deadly disease. Moreover, they report, the frequency of the abnormal precancerous lesions increases with age and that ultrasound via endoscopy is better than MRI and significantly better...


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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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