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2008-02-08 05:30:00

Dutch and U.S. researchers reported this week that acupuncture might improve the odds of pregnancy through in-vitro fertilization if done right before or after embryos are placed in the womb. The researchers said that for every 10 in-vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles accompanied with acupuncture, there would be one additional pregnancy.However, the conclusion is far from proven, and at this time there are only theories for how and why acupuncture might improve IVF pregnancy rates. ...

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2008-01-28 16:04:35

A new medical imager for detecting and guiding the biopsy of suspicious breast cancer lesions is capable of spotting tumors that are half the size of the smallest ones detected by standard imaging systems, according to a new study. The results of initial testing of the PEM/PET system, designed and constructed by scientists at the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, West Virginia University School of Medicine and the University of Maryland School of Medicine...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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