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2012-02-13 23:35:19

Findings from researchers at the Ostrow School of Dentistry at USC may help doctors save lives through rapid diagnosis A USC research team has pinpointed the source of a genetic disorder that causes life-threatening birth defects, which may allow doctors to quickly diagnose and better treat the disease. Babies born with the disorder, known as Loeys-Dietz syndrome or Marfan syndrome type II, have cleft palates and other facial characteristics similar to babies born with other diseases...

2009-12-02 11:24:48

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have found that a naturally occurring protein "” transforming growth factor beta1 (TGF-ß1) "” which normally suppresses the growth of cancer cells, causes a rebound effect after a prolonged exposure. Cancer cells go into overdrive and become even more aggressive and likely to spread, the researchers report. The mechanism for this reversal is unknown, but UT Southwestern researchers and their colleagues in...

2007-07-03 09:17:00

By Liu, Jun Jin, Taocong; Chang, Syweren; Ritchie, Helena H; Et al Abstract We have recently reported the induction of dental pulp stem cells (DPSCs) into dentin-secreting odontoblast-like cells after stimulation by isolated dentin matrix components, thus mimicking the nature of tissue regeneration seen after tooth disease and injury. After confluency, the cells were further cultured for 21 d in the 10% fetal bovine serum (FBS) Dulbecco's modified Eagle's medium (DMEM) (control), and in...

Word of the Day
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.