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2014-04-05 04:21:30

First-generation system for testing at University Medical Center Utrecht is next step in what may be a quantum leap in tumor visualization during radiotherapy UTRECHT, Netherlands, April 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Elekta (NSE:EKTAb), Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG, AEX:PHIA) and University Medical Center (UMC) Utrecht (the Netherlands) announced today that the initial components of the world's first high-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) guided radiation therapy system are being installed...

Taking Aspirin For Heart Health Not Worth The Risk For Women: Study
2011-11-29 06:25:25

Taking aspirin to ward off strokes or heart attacks is not worth the risk for healthy, middle-aged women, according to a new Dutch study published in the European Heart Journal. The researchers said that 50 women would need to take the medication for 10 years for just one to be helped - assuming they were all at high risk in the first place. "There are very few women who actually benefit," said the study´s lead author, Dr. Jannick Dorresteijn of University Medical Center Utrecht in...

Not All Brain Regions Are Created Equal
2011-11-02 04:41:03

Just as the Occupy Wall Street movement has brought more attention to financial disparities between the haves and have-nots in American society, researchers from Indiana University and the University Medical Center Utrecht in The Netherlands are highlighting the disproportionate influence of so called "Rich Clubs" within the human brain. Not all regions of the brain, they say, are created equal. "We've known for a while that the brain has some regions that are 'rich' in the sense of...

2011-05-26 15:32:36

Test will make family planning easier, Dutch researchers say The age-specific blood levels of the Anti-Mllerian hormone (AMH) can predict when women will reach menopause. This makes family planning easier, say fertility researchers from the University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands. Their findings were published online May 26 in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Generally, women enter menopause between the age of forty and sixty. A woman's fertility, however,...

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2009-01-01 13:00:00

A major Dutch study published on Wednesday showed that giving antibiotics to patients in intensive care units increases their chances of survival. The researchers said the benefits of administering antibiotics right away "” even before an infection develops "” outweigh the risks that people will develop resistance to them. Anne Marie de Smet, a researcher at University Medical Center Utrecht, said using antibiotics clearly results in a reduction in the number of deaths. "Intensive...

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2008-04-23 09:40:00

Dutch researchers at University Medical Center Utrecht and the Hubrecht Institute have succeeded in growing large numbers of stem cells from adult human hearts into new heart muscle cells. A breakthrough in stem cell research. Until now, it was necessary to use embryonic stem cells to make this happen. The findings are published in the latest issue of the journal Stem Cell Research.The stem cells are derived from material left over from open-heart operations. Researchers at UMC Utrecht used a...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'