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2009-09-29 07:42:50

2-inch incision provides access to repair diseased valve Surgical treatment for mitral valve disease includes either repairing the patient's diseased valve or replacing it with a metal, mechanical valve or an animal tissue valve. The majority of those procedures are open-heart operations that require a major incision in the chest. Now, after a six-year study, surgeons at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore conclude that minimally invasive mitral valve repair techniques,...

2009-09-07 14:39:01

Findings reveal further detail about protein linked to inflammatory disorders It was nine years ago that University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers discovered that a mysterious human protein called zonulin played a critical role in celiac disease and other autoimmune disorders, such as multiple sclerosis and diabetes. Now, scientists have solved the mystery of zonulin's identity, putting a face to the name, in a sense. Scientists led by Alessio Fasano, M.D., have identified zonulin...

2009-07-29 13:40:00

Groundbreaking study seeks to explain major disparity in survival between blacks and whitesResearchers at the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer have found that head and neck cancer patients who test positive for the human papillomavirus (HPV) have much better survival rates than patients who don't have the virus, according to a new study in the journal Cancer Prevention Research. The researchers also discovered that blacks in the study had a very low rate of HPV...

2009-07-21 05:00:00

Project SHALEM: Partnering with the Faith-Based Community to Test in a 'Safe Place' BALTIMORE, July 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the JACQUES Initiative, a program of the Institute of Human Virology (IHV) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, in partnership with the Maryland AIDS Administration, several local faith-based and community organizations kicked-off Project SHALEM during City Uprising Baltimore, a four day event sponsored by the Gallery Church Baltimore....

2009-07-10 12:05:00

22nd Congress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP), 12 - 16 September 2009, Istanbul, TurkeyProfessor William T. Carpenter from the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center, University of Maryland School of Medicine, USA, will present the major directions of current scientific activities and point to the clinical implications of this paradigm shift, which is influencing virtually all aspects of schizophrenia research. He will explain that impaired cognition and negative...

2009-05-26 12:51:12

University of Maryland researchers see potential new treatment approach in targeting immune response to virus Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have found that an approved drug for treating rheumatoid arthritis reduces severe illness and death in mice exposed to the Influenza A virus. Their findings suggest that tempering the response of the body's immune system to influenza infection may alleviate some of the more severe symptoms and even reduce mortality from this...

2009-05-08 09:00:00

"HIV/AIDS Remains the Number One Global Health Threat" WASHINGTON, May 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, HIV co-discoverers Drs. Robert C. Gallo, director of the Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and Luc A. Montagnier, president of the World Foundation for AIDS Research and Prevention, called on international organizations and governments to immediately implement six objectives to end the HIV/AIDS pandemic. They made the announcement today at...

2009-04-22 23:01:00

FDA approval for testing in humans watershed moment for unique malaria vaccine approach ROCKVILLE, Md., April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- In a move that highlights the strength of public-private collaboration in tackling international health challenges, the Maryland-based company Sanaria Inc., with support from the PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative (MVI), has initiated a Phase 1 clinical trial -- the first tests in adult volunteers -- of its unique malaria vaccine candidate. Unlike other malaria...

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2009-02-13 07:25:00

A new study has shed light on the secrets of the common cold, researchers reported on Thursday. Scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the J. Craig Venter Institute collaborated to sequence and analyze the cold virus. As a result, they were able to configure a family tree of the common cold. "We've had bits and pieces of these things for a long time," said Ann Palmenberg, of UW-Madison's Institute for Molecular Virology and the...

2009-02-12 13:00:00

First comprehensive sequencing and analysis of strains responsible for common cold and other respiratory illnesses, give clues to evolution and diversity of the virus ROCKVILLE, Md., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A team of researchers from the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI); the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the University of Wisconsin, Madison; announced today they have sequenced and analyzed the genomes of all known human rhinoviruses (HRVs). David Spiro, Ph.D.,...


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bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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