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2014-02-28 14:04:34

Findings May Help Make Immunizations More Effective Somali Americans develop twice the antibody response to rubella from the current vaccine compared to Caucasians in a new Mayo Clinic study on individualized aspects of immune response. A non-Somali, African-American cohort ranked next in immune response, still significantly higher than Caucasians, and Hispanic Americans in the study were least responsive to the vaccine. The findings appear in the journal Vaccine. “This is...

2009-05-26 14:38:00

ROCHESTER, Minn., May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Advancing the Science is the latest addition to Mayo Clinic's family of blogs. "It's aimed at the public, but the topic is how medical science improves patient care," says blog editor Bob Nellis of Mayo's Public Affairs Department. Mayo Clinic recently has made great strides in communicating via "new media," with audiences ranging from journalists to referring physicians. Advancing the Science breaks more ground because it focuses on...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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