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2014-09-16 20:27:26

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital study has identified the cumulative dose of a widely used class of chemotherapy drugs that leaves young male cancer patients at risk for impaired sperm production as adults MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A study led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators has found the chemotherapy dose threshold below which male childhood cancer survivors are likely to have normal sperm production. The study appears in...

2014-09-10 16:25:08

Stage set to determine if drugs called tyrosine kinase inhibitors will extend the lives of patients with the high-risk acute lymphoblastic leukemia subtype; pediatric clinical trial scheduled to open by early 2015 MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than one-quarter of young adults with the most common form of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) have a high-risk subtype with a poor prognosis and may benefit from drugs widely used to treat other types of...

2014-09-03 12:31:54

St. Jude seeks public's continued support in helping to increase childhood cancer survival rates MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In 2014, parents of nearly 16,000 children in the United States will hear the words, "Your child has cancer." These words mean heartbreak and despair for families who become unwilling participants in a battle with the nation's leading cause of death from disease of children. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140606/95154 But...

2014-08-01 23:04:01

Collegiate, alumnae members use passion for finding cures, saving kids to raise $30 million since 1999, commit to raise $60 million more over 10 years. Arlington, TX (PRWEB) August 01, 2014 Delta Delta Delta Fraternity recently was honored as Partner of the Year for its outstanding commitment to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® – raising nearly $30 million for the hospital since 1999 and pledging to raise another $60 million in the next 10 years – to combat childhood...

2014-07-28 12:28:49

St. Jude is one of 15 recipients honored for supporting military personnel MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has been named one of 15 recipients of the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) of the Department of Defense. The award is the highest honor given by the U.S. government to employers for their exceptional support of employees who serve in the...

2014-07-28 08:29:54

Collegiate, alumnae members use passion for finding cures, saving kids to raise $30 million since 1999, commit to raise $60 million more over 10 years MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Delta Delta Delta Fraternity recently was honored as Partner of the Year for its outstanding commitment to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital(®) - raising nearly $30 million for the hospital since 1999 and pledging to raise another $60 million in the next 10 years - to combat...

2014-07-07 23:04:53

Delta Delta Delta Fraternity has announced a 10-year, $60 million fundraising commitment in support of its national philanthropic partner St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®. ARLINGTON, Texas (PRWEB) July 07, 2014 Delta Delta Delta Fraternity has announced a 10-year, $60 million fundraising commitment in support of its national philanthropic partner St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®. In honor of this commitment – the largest single pledge in St. Jude's...

2014-07-02 12:29:18

Support from Kmart, Domino's, Chili's, Justice & Brothers and Mazda North American Operations help ensure no family receives a bill for anything, allowing families to focus on saving their child MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ALSAC/St. Jude Boards of Directors and Governors for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital(®) honored some of its corporate partners, including Kmart, Domino's, Justice & Brothers, Chili's Grill & Bar and Mazda North...

2014-06-25 12:30:53

Downing, internationally recognized as a genome sequencing pioneer and member of the National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Medicine, becomes sixth leader to serve at hospital's helm MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, www.stjude.org, announced today the appointment of James R. Downing, M.D., as its new CEO, effective July 15, 2014. Downing most recently has served as the Deputy Director, Executive Vice President and Scientific Director of...

2014-06-19 08:23:54

IRVINE, Calif., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ChromaDex Corp. (OTCQB: CDXC), an innovative natural products company that provides proprietary ingredients and science-based solutions to the dietary supplement, food and beverage, animal health, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries, announced today it has entered into a joint collaboration agreement with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital to evaluate ChromaDex's natural product libraries. The collaboration between ChromaDex and...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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