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Study Questions Aspirin Resistance
2012-12-06 11:59:46

Scientists studying “aspirin resistance” have found that it is rarer than thought. Experts say this calls into question the common practice of using blood and urine screens to test for aspirin resistance.

Crowdsourcing Contest To Find Automated External Defibrillators
2012-11-05 05:33:50

A contest that challenged citizen scientists to roam the streets of Philadelphia in search of automated external defibrillators resulted in 1,400 of the potentially life-saving devices being located and cataloged throughout the fifth-largest city in the US.

2012-10-31 11:34:06

Documenting adverse events improves perceptions of safety and may decrease incidents in multi-site clinical practices.

Lessons From Ancient Egypt On Climate and Drought
2012-08-16 16:13:14

Using Fossil Pollen to Augment Historical Records


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.