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Improved Blood Pressure Guidelines May Prevent More Heart Attacks
2013-11-06 09:29:49

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Rethinking the approach to treating high blood pressure with medication could prevent over one-fourth of heart attacks and strokes, as well as lower the overall use of medication, according to a new study in the journal Circulation. "Drugs that lower blood pressure are among the most effective and commonly used medications in the country, but we believe they can be used dramatically more effectively," said study author Dr. Jeremy...

Science Could Determine If Bad Kids Will Become Adult Criminals
2013-11-05 10:24:39

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Psychologists from the University of Michigan say they’ve developed a new, hi-tech way to neurologically pinpoint trouble-making children. Recent advancements in the field of neurogenetics are helping researchers find the origins of certain neurological disorders and functions and, according to the latest study, the propensity for poor behavior can be identified in the brain. This, say the researchers, could allow parents to...

2013-10-07 11:36:12

Understanding how genes act in specific tissues is critical to our ability to combat many human diseases, from heart disease to kidney failure to cancer.  Yet isolating individual cell types for study is impossible for most human tissues. A new method developed by researchers at Princeton University and the University of Michigan called “in silico nano-dissection” uses computers rather than scalpels to separate and identify genes from specific cell types, enabling the systematic study...

2013-10-01 10:15:34

A microfluidic chip developed at the University of Michigan is among the best at capturing elusive circulating tumor cells from blood—and it can support the cells' growth for further analysis. The device, believed to be the first to pair these functions, uses the advanced electronics material graphene oxide. In clinics, such a device could one day help doctors diagnose cancers, give more accurate prognoses and test treatment options on cultured cells without subjecting patients to...

2013-09-18 23:34:02

In a key development in its initiative ferreting out alleged insider trading in securities, derivatives, swaps and other risk instruments, Young Law Group announces that whistleblower Mark Rosenblum has retained the firm with regard to Rosenblum’s allegations of insider trading and his related wrongful termination claims against Thomson Reuters. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) September 18, 2013 Young Law Group, a national leader in whistleblower representation, announces that whistleblower...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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