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2009-08-05 09:48:25

A brain-preserving cooling treatment called therapeutic hypothermia is a cost-effective way to improve outcomes after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, which claims the lives of more than 300,000 people each year in the United States and leaves thousands of others neurologically devastated.

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2009-07-23 14:55:00

The accepted dogma has been that bone-forming cells, derived from the body’s connective tissue, are the only cells able to form the skeleton.

2009-06-26 08:11:33

More pieces in the complex autism inheritance puzzle are emerging in the latest study from a research team including geneticists from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and several collaborating institutions.

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2009-06-17 14:40:00

How molecules of the oldest branch of the human immune system have interconnected has remained a mystery.

2009-06-12 11:12:08

Older women suffering from clinical frailty stand to benefit from the first potential medical treatment for the condition, according to a study presented today by Penn Medicine researchers at ENDO, The Endocrine Society's 91st Annual Meeting. Ghrelin, a hormone that stimulates appetite, was administered to older women diagnosed with frailty

2009-06-11 15:40:00

Jumping genes do most of their jumping, not during the development of sperm and egg cells, but during the development of the embryo itself.

2009-06-04 10:20:05

After a vaccination or an infection, the human immune system remembers to keep protecting against invaders it has already encountered, with the aid of specialized B-cells and T-cells.

2009-06-01 07:18:11

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have uncovered variation around two genes that are associated with an increased risk of testicular cancer.

2009-05-26 07:51:56

Since 2000, nearly 1,000 "retail clinics" -- offering routine care like sports physicals and immunizations and treatment for minor illnesses like strep throat -- have opened their doors inside pharmacies and grocery stores across the United States.

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2009-04-13 13:16:21

A type of drug that is approved for lowering cholesterol may prove to be beneficial in preventing or delaying the onset of type-2 diabetes, researchers reported on Monday.


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.