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2012-12-08 05:00:14

Horner Flooring has teamed up with bd Global to provide the official playing surface for the MD Anderson Proton Therapy Showcase featuring Texas vs. UCLA in one of the season´s most anticipated early-season games. Dollar Bay, MI (PRWEB) December 07, 2012 Horner Flooring has teamed up with bd Global to provide the official playing surface for the MD Anderson Proton Therapy Showcase featuring Texas vs. UCLA in one of the season´s most anticipated early-season games. The inaugural...

2012-12-02 05:04:22

Probiotic Action spokesperson Fernando Perez reacts a new finding that a virus could be used as a way to fight acne. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) November 30, 2012 On November 30, Fernando Perez — a spokesperson for Probiotic Action — responds to a new finding at UCLA that could have a big impact on the future for the best acne treatments currently available. The findings were published on the Medical News Today website. Finding a cure for acne that is both safe and effective has always...

Mercury Found To Have Ice And Organic Material
2012-11-29 18:33:50

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers using data taken by NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft have found evidence of water ice deposits and organic material on Mercury. UCLA planetary scientists crafted the first accurate thermal model of the solar system's innermost planet, pinpointing the extremely cold regions where ice has been found on or below the surface. Researchers wrote in the journal Science that the newly discovered black deposits are a thin crust...

New Technique Produces Sharper 3-D Images Of Breast Tumors
2012-10-23 07:40:15

Like cleaning the lenses of a foggy pair of glasses, scientists are now able to use a technique developed by UCLA researchers and their European colleagues to produce three-dimensional images of breast tissue that are two to three times sharper than those made using current CT scanners at hospitals. The technique also uses a lower dose of X-ray radiation than a mammogram. These higher-quality images could allow breast tumors to be detected earlier and with much greater accuracy. One in...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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