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2011-11-05 07:00:00

The Asbestos Legal Center pledges its support for new medical research and cutting-edge treatments at the VA of Los Angeles, providing new hope for veterans in the fight against mesothelioma. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 05, 2011 For many U.S. Military Service veterans diagnosed with mesothelioma, an aggressive cancer caused by exposure to asbestos, the thought of seeking treatment at the Veteranâs Administration Hospital was an unsatisfactory proposition. Whether right...

2011-10-31 10:14:47

Study's authors show blood vessels support lung regeneration and their findings could potentially open the door to therapy for lung disorders Researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College say they have taken an important step forward in their quest to "turn on" lung regeneration -- an advance that could effectively treat millions of people suffering from respiratory disorders. In the Oct. 28 issue of the journal Cell, the research team reports that they have uncovered the biochemical...

2011-10-28 13:15:22

Working together, scientists and clinicians make research breakthrough that paves the way for novel therapies for respiratory diseases Scientists at A*STAR'S Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) and Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB), have made a breakthrough discovery in the understanding of lung regeneration. Their research showed for the first time that distal airway stem cells (DASCs), a specific type of stem cells in the lungs, are involved in forming new alveoli to replace and...

2011-10-27 06:25:01

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -Do you experience shortness of breath while performing the most basic tasks such as doing light housework, taking a walk, or even washing and dressing? If you answered yes, then you might want to get checked for COPD. COPD or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease usually develops among men who were current or former heavy smokers. "Smoking is annually projected to cause more than 8 million deaths worldwide in the coming decades. Besides cardiovascular disease and...


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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