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2012-07-04 22:51:55

A study led by Hospital for Special Surgery researchers has demonstrated that women who have a specific type of antibody that interferes with blood vessel function are at risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes and that other antibodies in the same family thought to cause pregnancy complications do not put women at risk. The researchers say that many doctors may be unnecessarily treating some pregnant women who have antiphospholipid antibodies (aPLs) with anticoagulants, such as expensive...

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2010-05-04 07:32:11

Lupus is a disease where the immune system attacks healthy cells of the body. This leads to progressive damage of different tissues and organs. The classical characteristic of the disease is the so-called butterfly rash in the face. Many Lupus patients eventually die of kidney failure. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin together with medical scientists from the University of Erlangen succeeded in elucidating basic principles of the disease. This opens up...

2008-07-21 12:01:26

Hadasit Bio-Holdings, a subsidiary of Hadasit, has announced that one of its portfolio companies, Verto, has successfully completed a human clinical trial of a device for treating patients who suffer from systemic lupus erythematosus. The goals of the trial at the Hadassah Medical Center in Ein Kerem, in which ten lupus patients took part, were to demonstrate the safety and efficacy of the Lupusorb, developed by Verto. The treatment was successful and achieved the goals. Verto is said to...


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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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