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Poor Sleep More Harmful For Female Than Male Heart Patients
2013-06-06 09:03:39

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Women with coronary heart disease could be at risk for elevated levels of inflammation if they aren´t getting enough sleep, according to new research published online Wednesday in the Journal of Psychiatric Research. The study was conducted by investigators at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and found that poor sleep patterns — in particular, waking up too early — appears to play “a...

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, CA (PRWEB) May 15, 2013 BioConference Live is a premiere producer of online conferences aimed at covering a variety of science verticals, including Clinical Diagnostics, Genetics & Genomics, Cancer Research & Discovery, and Laboratory Animal Science. Each annual conference is entirely online for easy attendance and free for...

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, CA (PRWEB) May 10, 2013 The University of California, San Francisco´s (UCSF) Academic Senate Coordinating Committee, the School of Pharmacy Faculty Council, and the School of Medicine Faculty Council unanimously approved a resolution in April to phase out the procurement of meat and poultry raised with non-therapeutic...

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. "We think this one type of cell may be useful in treating several types of neurodevelopmental and...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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