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2011-06-02 13:16:42

Swabbing a newborn's mouth for saliva can be used to quickly and effectively screen for cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection, a leading cause of hearing loss in children.

2011-06-02 13:11:45

Although cytomegalovirus infection is a known cause of birth defects, including permanent hearing loss, most CMV infections in infants are not identified early, when interventions can lessen the effects of hearing loss.

2011-05-26 09:28:00

Linney brings an impressive academic and administrative track record from major national universities, including University of Alabama at Birmingham, University of Notre Dame and University of South Carolina VILLANOVA, Pa., May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Villanova University President, the Rev.

2011-05-19 13:53:41

In the first head-to-head comparison of the three most common drugs used at the time of a kidney transplant to prevent organ rejection, researchers found that the least expensive drug – at one-half to one-fifth the price – is as safe and effective as the other two.

2011-05-03 13:19:48

An antioxidant may prevent damage to the liver caused by excessive alcohol.

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2011-04-07 14:40:00

Astronauts anticipate more trips to the moon and manned missions to Mars, but exposure to cosmic radiation outside the Earth’s magnetic field could be detrimental to their arteries.

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2011-04-01 08:15:28

A team of scientists in the United Kingdom and the United States has warned that the native fauna and unique ecology of the Southern Ocean, the vast body of water that surrounds the Antarctic continent, is under threat from human activity.

2011-03-30 13:40:51

Gliomas are brain invaders.

2011-03-10 09:11:00

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PNP Therapeutics, Inc.

2010-12-13 13:08:56

University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers have pinpointed a protein that compromises the kidney's filtering ability, causing nephrotic syndrome, and demonstrated that a naturally occurring precursor of an acid in the body offers potential for treating some forms of the condition.


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marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
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