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A Fetal Enzyme Helps Stem Cells Recover From Limb Injuries
2014-05-15 07:41:44

Nearly two million Americans a year suffer from ischemia reperfusion injuries. A wide variety of scenarios can be caused by these injuries that result in blood flow—from traumatic limb injuries, to heart attacks, to donor organs.

2014-03-31 13:22:25

The most frequently used mechanical circulatory assist device in the world may have untapped potential.

2014-03-31 12:10:17

Nearly half of patients with the most common form of adult leukemia are said to have normal chromosomes but appear instead to have a distinct pattern of genetic abnormalities that could better define their prognosis and treatment.

2014-02-27 19:05:09

Cognitive decline that often accompanies obesity and diabetes can be reversed with regular exercise or surgical removal of belly fat, scientists report.

2014-01-08 11:12:42

A well-documented suppressor of immunity that's used by fetuses and tumors alike, just may be able to change its spots, researchers report.

2013-10-09 12:58:21

A simple video camera paired with complex algorithms appears to provide an accurate means to remotely monitor heart and respiration rates day or night, researchers report.

2013-09-16 10:36:23

Dr. David Pollock has a simple message for fellow hypertension researchers: think endothelin.

First Estrogen Receptor Mutation Identified In A Young Woman
2013-07-11 13:00:14

A receptor mutation that essentially blocks estrogen's action has been identified for the first time in a female, researchers report.

2013-04-29 15:34:05

The tiny thymus teaches the immune system to ignore the teeming, foreign bacteria in the gut that helps you digest and absorb food.

2013-04-16 19:33:04

Researchers may have found a way to block kidney-destroying inflammation and help damaged kidney cells recover.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.