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Researchers Discover Why Rudolph's Nose Is Red
2012-12-18 09:14:25

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Each year after Thanksgiving we are treated to an array of Christmas songs and TV specials. There are many classics out there, including Frosty the Snowman, Little Drummer Boy and Santa Claus Is Coming to Town. But do you recall the most famous of all? Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer has been heralded as a classic X-mas tune for the ages first introduced to the world in 1939 as an advertising gimmick for Montgomery Ward. But while...

2011-01-25 12:53:45

Hemolysis is not uncommon during cardiovascular surgery, resulting in elevated circulating levels of cell-free oxyhemoglobin (FHb). The effect of hemolysis on intestinal microcirculation and gut wall integrity is unclear. A research article to be published on January 14, 2011 in the World Journal of Gastroenterology addresses this question. An animal model was developed with FHb plasma levels similar to those found during cardiovascular surgery. The influence of circulating FHb on intestinal...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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