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2013-04-18 21:25:28

Support for altruistic kidney donation has more than doubled since 2001; support for all types of organ donation increasing Good news for anyone needing a transplant; a new Mayo Clinic survey shows that the public's support for both living and deceased organ donation is increasing. Eighty-four percent of respondents said they would be very or somewhat likely to consider donating a kidney or a portion of their liver to a close friend or family member in need, and an astounding 49 percent...

2013-04-13 23:03:06

Dr. Paul Pitlyk's details the experiences of a brain surgeon, U.S. Navy captain during wartime. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 13, 2013 Where most Vietnam memoirs end, Dr. Paul Pitlyk´s just begins. Sharing his intimate emotions and dilemmas, Pitlyk chronicles his journey as a young brain surgeon on the front lines during the Vietnam War. After completing his residency at the Mayo Clinic, Pitlyk began work in private practice neurosurgery. Despite his blossoming career, he felt as...

2013-04-12 16:08:11

Researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida participated in a nationwide study that found minor differences between genes that contribute to late-onset Alzheimer's disease in African-Americans and in Caucasians. The study, published April 10 in The Journal of the American Medical Association, was the first to look at the genetics of a large number of African-Americans diagnosed with this common form of Alzheimer's disease (1,968 patients) compared to 3,928 normal elderly African-American control...

2013-04-11 10:33:05

The very serious hereditary disease HDLS was discovered in 1984 in Sweden. Many HDLS patients are still incorrectly diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, MS or Parkinson's disease, but researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have now developed a more certain diagnosis method - and are seeking to find a treatment for the "unknown" neurological disorder. In 1984, Sahlgrenska Professor Oluf Andersen for the first time described a new, hereditary and very...

2013-04-02 10:47:08

Researchers at Mayo Clinic Cancer Center have developed new guidelines to treat recently diagnosed multiple myeloma patients who are not participating in clinical trials. The guidelines give physicians practical, easy to follow recommendations for providing initial therapy, stem cell transplant and maintenance therapy. The guidelines are published in the current issue of the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings and represent a consensus opinion of hematologists at Mayo Clinic Cancer Center sites...


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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