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2014-01-06 08:26:09

DALLAS, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PCCI (www.pccipieces.org) is a major scientific partner and collaborator on three prestigious grants awarded to the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW) exceeding $30 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ), and the National Science Foundation (NSF). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130610/DA28424LOGO) Mathematicians, clinicians, and engineers at...

French Team Pinpoints Natural Defense Against Cannabis Intoxication
2014-01-03 06:16:41

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online New research published in Friday’s edition of the journal Science reveals that the brain produces a molecule that has been found to defend against the harmful effects of cannabis in animals. In the study, experts from the French Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM) found that the molecule pregnenolone prevents THC – the primary active ingredient in marijuana – from fully activating the CB1 brain receptor. When...

2014-01-02 10:19:59

New analysis shows Asia gaining, due to increased support from both government, industry The United States' global share of biomedical research spending fell from 51 percent in 2007 to 45 percent in 2012, while Japan and China saw dramatic increases in research spending. The research and development spending in the United States dropped from $131 billion to $119 billion, when adjusted for inflation, from 2007-2012, while Japan increased spending by $9 billion and China increased by $6.4...

Genetic Mutation Promotes One Percent Of Cancerous Tumors
2013-12-09 05:28:31

[ Watch the Video: CUX1: Cancer’s Common Ground ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Scientists have located a single gene that is at least partially responsible for the development of one percent of all cancerous tumors, according to new research appearing in the advanced online edition of the journal Nature Genetics. The gene in question is CUX1, and according to the study authors, this is the first time it has been broadly associated with the onset of...

2013-12-02 10:18:48

Science Translational Medicine Editorial Urges Researchers to Support the ACA An editorial by Harry P. Selker, MD, MSPH, William H. Frist, MD, and Stuart Altman, PhD, published in the November 27 issue of Science Translational Medicine says the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is an example of the role of experimentation in improving health at the public policy level. The authors point out that while the ACA is an experiment, it is not radical. It builds on learning from...


Latest Medical research Reference Libraries

Bulletin of the World Health Organization
2012-06-04 20:04:03

The Bulletin of the World Health Organization is a public health journal established in 1947 and published monthly by the World Health Organization (WHO). The editor-in-chief is Adetokunbo O. Lucas. The journal aims to offer publish health policy and practice guidance based on the best evidence available, while encouraging closer links between scientific investigation and the art of helping populations to lead healthier lives. Articles are published in English and abstracts are available...

British Journal of Cancer
2012-05-28 10:11:32

The British Journal of Cancer (BJC) is a professional medical journal published biweekly by the Nature Publishing Group (a division of Macmillan Publishers Ltd.) on behalf of Cancer Research UK. It provides a forum for clinicians and scientists to communicate original research findings that have relevance to understanding the etiology of cancer and to improving patient treatment and survival. Papers are published both in print and online. The journal publishes full research papers and...

Disease Models & Mechanisms
2012-05-12 21:51:28

Disease Models & Mechanisms (DMM) is a peer-reviewed open-access biomedical journal published by The Company of Biologists, a UK non-profit publisher of international biological journals, such as Journal of Cell Science and the journal Development. The journal covers the mechanisms, diagnostics and treatment of human disease. The journal publishes original research and review articles, and aims to promote communication between basic researchers, translational researchers and...

Antiviral Chemistry & Chemotherapy
2012-04-25 09:59:26

Antiviral Chemistry & Chemotherapy is a peer-reviewed academic journal published bi-monthly by International Medical Press in London since 1997. When founded in January 1990, it was published by Blackwell Science. The current editor-in-chief is Hugh J. Field of University of Cambridge, UK. The journal publishes primary papers and reviews on all aspects of the preclinical development of antiviral agents, including their chemical synthesis, biochemistry, pharmacology, mode of action and...

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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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