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2013-05-15 23:21:35

The 4th Annual BioConference Live Clinical Diagnostics Virtual Conference presents cutting-edge research in clinical diagnostics May 29-31, 2013. Yorba Linda,

2013-05-10 23:01:44

Drafted with assistance of Health Care Without Harm and Physicians for Social Responsibility, the resolution is intended to protect public health. San Francisco,

2013-05-09 11:22:27

A key type of human brain cell developed in the laboratory grows seamlessly when transplanted into the brains of mice, UC San Francisco researchers have discovered, raising hope that these cells might one day be used to treat people with Parkinson's disease, epilepsy, and possibly even Alzheimer's disease, as well as and complications of spinal cord injury such as chronic pain and spasticity.

Epilepsy Cured In Mouse Model With Brain Cell Transplant
2013-05-06 05:56:17

Scientists from the University of California - San Francisco have effectively cured epilepsy in mice by transplanting brain cells into the rodents’ hippocampus – research that they hope could one day be applied to help treat severe forms of the condition in humans.

Hookah Pipes No Safer Than Cigarettes
2013-04-19 05:37:18

While the belief that smoking tobacco through a hookah is safer than smoking cigarettes has led the practice to gain popularity on college campuses throughout the US, new research demonstrates that smoke produced by the fragrant water pipe contains a different but no less harmful mixture of toxins.

2013-04-17 14:32:42

A new UCSF study has found a clear association between certain genes and the development of lymphedema, a painful and chronic condition that often occurs after breast cancer surgery and some other cancer treatments.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.