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2013-11-26 14:10:02

E-cigarettes have been widely promoted as a way for people to quit smoking conventional cigarettes. Now, in the first study of its kind, UC San Francisco researchers are reporting that, at the point in time they studied, youth using e-cigarettes were more likely to be trying to quit, but also were less likely to have stopped smoking and were smoking more, not less. "We are witnessing the beginning of a new phase of the nicotine epidemic and a new route to nicotine addiction for kids,"...

2013-11-22 23:20:43

World-renowned fetal surgery pioneer N. Scott Adzick, M.D., will receive the John Scott Award, one of America’s oldest and most prestigious science awards, dedicated to the memory of Benjamin Franklin. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) November 22, 2013 World-renowned fetal surgery pioneer N. Scott Adzick, M.D., will receive the John Scott Award, one of America’s oldest and most prestigious science awards, dedicated to the memory of Benjamin Franklin, at a formal ceremony tonight at the...

Study Find Cells Brain Regions Affected By Autism Gene Mutations
2013-11-22 09:42:02

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from Yale University and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) have pinpointed the types of cells and regions of the brain affected by the genetic mutations associated with autism. Their findings, which were reported in Thursday’s edition of the journal Cell, indicate that a common variety of neural circuits are affected by autism-risk genes. Furthermore, they determined how, when, where and in what...

2013-09-26 13:36:02

UCSF researchers find virus from the ocean that confounds lab analysis The report by scientists of a new hepatitis virus earlier this year was a false alarm, according to UC San Francisco researchers who correctly identified the virus as a contaminant present in a type of glassware used in many research labs. Their finding, they said, highlights both the promise and peril of today’s powerful “next-generation” lab techniques that are used to track down new agents of disease. In...

2013-09-20 23:00:11

In what is the largest grant in Georgia State University history, the university’s School of Public Health and its partners will receive $19 million over five years from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to establish one of 14 Tobacco Centers of Regulatory Science (TCORS). Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) September 21, 2013 In what is the largest grant in Georgia State University history, the university’s School of Public Health and its...

2013-09-20 11:30:06

UCSF clinical research study first to compare refeeding protocols for anorexia nervosa Higher calorie diets produce twice the rate of weight gain compared to the lower calorie diets that currently are recommended for adolescents hospitalized with anorexia nervosa, according to a study by researchers at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. The findings will be published in the November issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health along with an accompanying editorial and two supporting...


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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