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2013-12-06 11:25:58

Findings could reshape research on cancer origins and treatment of other autoimmune diseases Johns Hopkins scientists have found evidence that cancer triggers the autoimmune disease scleroderma, which causes thickening and hardening of the skin and widespread organ damage. A report on the discovery, published in the Dec. 5 issue of Science, also suggests that a normal immune system is critical for preventing the development of common types of cancer. According to researchers,...

2013-10-03 16:01:39

2013 classification criteria outperform 1980 measures New classification criteria for systemic sclerosis have just been published and are more sensitive than the 1980 criteria, enabling earlier identification and treatment of this disabling autoimmune disease. The 2013 criteria, developed by a joint committee commissioned by the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR), are published in the ACR journal, Arthritis & Rheumatism. Systemic...

2013-07-25 23:02:32

Extreme pogo athlete to kickoff Pogopalooza 10 in New York City with world record attempt for most consecutive bounces on a pogo stick to raise awareness for scleroderma. New York, New York (PRWEB) July 25, 2013 On Friday, July 26, 27-year-old extreme pogo athlete James Roumeliotis of Lynnfield, Massachusetts, will attempt to break the world record for most consecutive bounces on a pogo stick without rest in New York City’s Washington Square Park. His stunt will kick off Pogopalooza 10,...


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sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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