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Patients May Have Been Exposed To Fatal Brain Disease
2013-09-07 04:07:35

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Thirteen New England neurosurgery patients could have been exposed to a rare, fatal brain condition known as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), officials from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced on Thursday. According to Reuters reporter Richard Valdmanis, eight patients treated at a Manchester, New Hampshire hospital and five others treated at Cape Cod Hospital in Boston might have been exposed to the disease...

2013-09-06 12:26:52

Study uses induced pluripotent stem cells to identify kidney disease defect New research has uncovered a process that is defective in patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease, a common cause of kidney failure. The findings, which appear in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN), point to a new potential strategy for preventing and treating the disease. Polycystic kidney disease (PKD), the fourth leading cause of kidney failure...

Cystic Fibrosis Genetics Breakthrough
2013-08-26 12:46:54

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online With over 1,900 mutations in the genes responsible for cystic fibrosis (CF), separating the harmful alterations form the benign ones has been a long, arduous undertaking for geneticists. In a new report published in Nature Genetics, researchers describe major progress in determining which mutations are which, increasing the number of recognized CF-causing mutations from 22 to 127. The new findings represent 95 percent of the...


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  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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