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New Hope For Organ Transplant Recipients
2012-03-08 09:54:52

Organ transplant patients usually spend a lifetime on expensive and often dangerous anti-rejection drugs. But experts have announced that such drugs may not even be needed in the future, thanks to a new study that suggests patients receiving an organ that is less than a perfect match can be protected against rejection by a second transplant of the donor´s imperfectly matched stem cells. The study is being hailed as a game-changer for transplantation. Experts announced the success of...

Working Moms Are Looking For More Than A Paycheck
2012-01-25 04:23:22

A recent study of employed moms finds that most would work even if they didn't have to Working mothers may be busy, but they like it that way. A recent study of employed moms finds that most would work even if they didn't have to, but they're also looking for new ways to negotiate the demands of mothering and the pressures to be an "ideal" employee. Unlike earlier research, the study — published Jan 23 in the February issue of Gender & Society — finds that many employed...

2011-07-29 08:30:00

LOUISVILLE, Ky., July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Louisville (UofL) announced today it has worked with IBM (NYSE: IBM) to double its high performance computing power as part of a $1.8 million investment in their supercomputing system. The new capacity will enable the University to proceed with advanced research projects such as discovering new approaches for treating pediatric cancer and developing better materials for solar power both of which are at critical development...

2011-05-20 11:14:46

Rob Summers was left paralyzed after a car accident in 2006 but is now able to stand and take steps after electrical stimulation of his spinal cord in what researchers described as a breakthrough in treating paralyzing injuries, Reuters is reporting. Summers, a 25-year-old former college baseball pitcher, can now also move his hips, knees, ankles and toes. He also regained some bladder and sexual functionality, researchers said on Thursday. Susan Harkema, lead researcher of the study from the...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.