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2012-07-11 05:33:37

A new single-gene cause of chronic kidney disease has been discovered that implicates a disease mechanism not previously believed to be related to the disease, according to new research from the University of Michigan. The research was published July 8 in the journal Nature Genetics. “In developed countries, the frequency of chronic kidney disease is continually increasing for unknown reasons. The disease is a major health burden,” says Friedhelm Hildebrandt, M.D., the...

Freudian Theory Of Unconscious Conflict Linked To Anxiety Disorders
2012-06-18 04:55:28

New research, presented Saturday at the 101st Annual Meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association (APSA), has reportedly discovered a link between Sigmund Freud's theory of unconscious conflict and conscious symptoms experienced by individuals suffering from phobias and other anxiety disorders. As part of the study, 11 subjects who had been diagnosed with anxiety disorders were given a series of "psychoanalytically oriented diagnostic sessions conducted by a psychoanalyst," the...

2012-05-11 10:32:14

Native bacteria help fend off invaders, study finds — suggesting ways to prevent or treat the effects of some dangerous forms of E. coli From tiny villages in developing nations to suburban kitchens in the United States, dangerous strains of E. coli bacteria sicken millions of people each year — and kill untold numbers of children. Now, new research from the University of Michigan Health System gives scientists a better understanding of what is going on in the...


Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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