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Obesity Study Looks At Brown Fat Cells
2013-03-15 06:11:35

Many of us don't know the difference between brown fat cells and white fat cells. But researchers at the University of Pennsylvania are looking at brown fat cells to better understand how they develop.

2013-02-12 17:09:19

A new study from researchers at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania reports that endoluminal (endoscopic) therapies, combining resection and ablation techniques, for patients with Barrett's esophagus and high-grade dysplasia or early mucosal cancer have a high success rate, with durable results and a low risk of complications.

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.


Word of the Day
gazingstock
  • A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.
The 'stock' of 'gazingstock' comes from an Old English word meaning 'tree trunk' or 'wood'.
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