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Yoga Reduces Stress For Caregivers Of Those With Dementia
2012-07-25 10:19:02

Researchers recently found that a particular type of yoga that allows participants to practice brief meditation on a daily basis will help decrease stress for people who take care of patients with Alzheimer’s and dementia.

2012-05-23 19:30:48

The number of Americans suffering from kidney stones between 2007 and 2010 nearly doubled since 1994.

Study Identifies Cell Subtypes For Potential Personalized Cellular Therapies
2012-05-10 04:47:04

A new study by researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has discovered two adult stem cell-like subpopulations in adult human skin.

2012-04-27 22:02:25

In the fight against emerging public health threats, early diagnosis of infectious diseases is crucial.


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Anna Fisher
2012-09-05 10:20:17

Anna Fisher is an American chemist and a NASA astronaut. She was born Anna Lee Tingle on August 24, 1949 in New York City. She grew up in San Pedro, California and graduated from San Pedro High School in 1967. She went on to attend the University of California Los Angeles, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in 1971. Fisher remained at UCLA to start graduate school in chemistry, focusing on x-ray crystallographic studies, and received her Doctorate of Medicine in 1976.  The...

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Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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