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2013-01-17 10:35:47

New research in Nature concludes the eye – which depends on light to see – also needs light to develop normally during pregnancy.

2013-01-07 10:06:25

The most comprehensive retrospective study ever conducted comparing how the major types of prostate cancer treatments stack up to each other in terms of saving lives and cost effectiveness is reported this week by a team of researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

2012-12-17 16:32:42

The pelvic exam, a standard part of a woman's gynecologic checkup, frequently is performed for reasons that are medically unjustified.

Mechanisms Behind Response To Gentle Touch Discovered
2012-12-10 05:47:22

A team of researchers has reportedly discovered the group of nerve cells responsible for communicating the sensation of gentle touch in fruit flies -- and possibly in humans and other organisms as well -- potentially shedding light on one of most mysterious senses in all of biology.

Acute Kidney Injury Cases On The Rise
2012-12-08 07:27:29

Severe acute kidney injuries increased an average of 10 percent per year from 2000 to 2009, more than doubling over that time period, according to a new study by research from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

2012-12-03 16:53:17

A tiny, translucent zebrafish that glows green when its liver makes glucose has helped an international team of researchers identify a compound that regulates whole-body metabolism and appears to protect obese mice from signs of metabolic disorders.

2012-11-21 15:25:57

The risk of developing pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) following insertion of an intrauterine device (IUD) is very low, whether or not women have been screened beforehand for gonorrhea and chlamydia.

Wandering Mind Linked To Telomere Length
2012-11-18 07:59:31

While previous research has suggested that individuals with wandering minds could be exhibiting signs of unhappiness, a new study shows that the inability to focus on a task at hand could be linked to aging.


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sipe
  • a slit in a tire to drain away surface water and improve traction.
The word 'sipe' comes from Old English and is related to 'seep'.
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