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2012-03-02 13:09:46

Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill reduced damage from a heart attack by 50 percent by enhancing a protective protein found in mice and humans. The study, in which mice were bred to make a supercharged version of the protein focal adhesion kinase, or FAK, appeared March 1 in the online edition of the journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology. "This study shows that we can enhance existing cell survival pathways to protect heart cells during a...

2012-03-02 11:25:28

Scientists modified a protein in the heart which dramatically reduced cell damage after heart attacks, according to new research published the American Heart Association journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology. The modified protein reduced cell damage by 50 percent in mice without causing harmful inflammation, the researchers found. Those results came during research looking at ways to prevent heart failure induced by heart attack. The protein is called focal adhesion...

2012-02-23 08:00:00

According to court documents, on February 15th, 2012, North Dakota resident Donna L. Praus filed a lawsuit (case no. 3:2012cv20009) in the Illinois Southern District Court against Bayer Pharmaceuticals, the company manufacturing Yasmin, claiming that she suffered an alleged deep vein thrombosis (DVT) from taking Yasmin and its similar sister Yaz. Yasmin is a birth control pill that has been on the market since 2001. Last month, as reported by the Washington monthly and BMJ, an advisory...


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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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