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Link Between Genetic Mutation, Melanoma Discovered
2011-11-14 06:20:33

An international team of researchers has discovered a new genetic mutation that they report appears to increase the risk of the deadliest form of skin cancer, malignant melanoma.

2010-05-17 08:08:11

Researchers at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR) and the Royal Brisbane Women's Hospital have identified a previously undiagnosed condition and successfully treated it by performing an experimental stem cell transplant.

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2010-03-11 12:35:00

Scientists have identified a new link between strong period pain experienced in adolescence and early adulthood and the risk of endometriosis.


Word of the Day
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]