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2013-04-04 12:14:22

Vermont's aggressive health care reform initiatives can serve as a roadmap for other states.

2013-03-13 17:48:37

For the third year in a row Baylor College of Medicine has improved in the rankings in U.S. News & World Report, moving up to No. 18 among all research-intensive U.S. medical schools.

2013-03-11 10:24:33

A more rapid laboratory test for pregnant women to detect potentially deadly Group B strep (GBS) has been successful at identifying GBS colonization in six and a half hours.

2013-02-06 12:29:15

American Indians are at much greater risk of suicide after acute alcohol intoxication.

2012-11-14 15:13:35

The Ebola, Marburg and Lassa viruses are commonly referred to as emerging diseases, but leading scientists say these life-threatening viruses have been around for centuries.

2012-10-17 22:31:56

Fat progenitor cells may contribute to cancer growth by fortifying the vessels that provide needed blood to tumors.

2012-07-09 16:28:35

Systemic complications include life-threatening thoracic aortic disease

2012-02-10 22:36:04

Older maternal and paternal age are jointly associated with having a child with autism.

2011-12-27 08:39:55

Efforts to help people with learning impairments are being aided by a species of sea snail known as Aplysia californica.


Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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