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2009-10-19 05:09:00

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical researchers will report findings today (Oct. 19) that demonstrate that injecting the protein lubricin into knee joints can dramatically reduce cartilage degeneration. The discovery by scientists at Biomodels, a preclinical drug research organization, and Lubris, a Massachusetts-based startup company, could result in a new therapy for individuals at risk for osteoarthritis, researchers said. The study, by Gregory D. Jay, MD, PhD, a Professor...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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