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2013-05-07 23:29:44

Whenever there is a forest fire, sinus and bronchial problems may follow.

Boost Your Immune System With Boogers For Lunch?
2013-05-01 11:23:04

In his biochemistry classes at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Canada, Scott Napper poses the following question to his first year students: “Does eating your boogers boost your immune system?”

2013-04-23 12:46:46

New research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis points to a common species of bacteria as an important contributor to bacterial vaginosis, a condition linked to preterm birth and increased risk of sexually transmitted diseases.

2013-04-22 22:18:49

Snot. It's not something most of us spend a lot of time thinking about, but, for a team of researchers in Washington, D.C., it's front and center.

2013-04-12 16:06:55

A new technique based on atomic force microscopy was developed at the Institute of Food Research to help ‘read’ information encoded in the gut lining.

Drugs That Limit Excess Mucus Could Save Lives
2012-11-26 19:53:34

Respiratory conditions that restrict breathing such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are common killers worldwide.

Lung Mucus Gel Prevents Nanoparticles From Getting Through
2012-10-23 10:54:10

Mucus coats our airways' internal surfaces. The viscous gel humidifies the lungs and prevents viruses and other small particles like diesel soot from entering the body unchecked.

2012-09-29 23:03:47

The Hydro Pullse™ Sinus Pulse Irrigator was originally developed for chronic sinusitis.


Latest Mucus Reference Libraries

Cystic Fibrosis
2013-07-19 15:03:45

Cystic fibrosis, also called mucoviscidosis, is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder of the viscous secretions in the body. In turn, it effects the lungs, pancreas, liver, and intestines, as well as all other exocrine glands in the body. The most common genetic mutation that causes CF is a deletion of three nucleotides that results in a loss of phenylalanine, an amino acid at the 508th position on the protein. It should be noted, however, that there are over a thousand other mutations that...

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megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.