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2013-08-29 23:28:03

A new study from one of the country’s top mesothelioma research centers suggests that light-based cancer treatment, in combination with lung-sparing surgery, may dramatically improve the odds of survival. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) August 29, 2013 Research published in The Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery and reported by Surviving Mesothelioma finds some encouraging results among malignant pleural mesothelioma patients who underwent lung-sparing mesothelioma surgery and photodynamic therapy...

All-Terrain Robot Can Go Anywhere
2013-08-14 04:38:50

[ Watch the Video: University of Pennsylvania Unveils Acrobatic Robot ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) have created a new all-terrain, six-legged walking robot that has been specially designed with jumping and climbing capabilities that could help it complete military reconnaissance, rescue or supply transportation missions. The robot is named RHex (pronounced “Rex” and short for “robot...

2013-07-26 18:43:55

A small percentage of people diagnosed with a mysterious neurological condition may only experience psychiatric changes - such as delusional thinking, hallucinations, and aggressive behavior - according to a new study by researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition, people who had previously been diagnosed with this disease, called anti-NMDA receptor (anti-NMDAR) encephalitis, had relapses that only involved psychiatric behavior. In an article...

2013-07-16 23:01:05

Gift will allow expansion of learning network and community that connects business leaders, researchers, faculty, and students. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) July 16, 2013 The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce a major gift from William L. and Phyllis Mack to permanently endow the Mack Institute for Innovation Management. William L. Mack, W’61, is Chair of the Wharton Board of Overseers, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Mack-Cali Realty...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • 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.
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