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Blood Test May Predict Heart Attack
2012-03-22 08:30:51

A new blood test developed to predict heart attacks as much as two weeks in advance could be a savior to more than 2.5 million Americans at risk, medical news site MyHealthNewsDaily reports. The test, which measures circulating endothelial cells (CECs) in the blood, was used in a study of 50 patients led by Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) — a collaborative program between Scripps Health and the Scripps Research Institute (SRI). CECs in heart attack patients are...

Blood Vessel Origins Discovered
2012-02-22 06:11:38

Researchers from the California and Florida campuses of The Scripps Research Institute have discovered the biological origins of the closed circulation system of vertebrates. Closed circulation systems are complex and take generations, possibly billions of years to develop. A recent press release notes: “During this lengthy process, new domains (parts of a protein that can evolve and function independently of each other) have been added progressively to key molecules.” In...


Word of the Day
lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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