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2009 H1N1 Virus Death Toll Ten Times Higher Than Official Worldwide Estimates
2013-11-27 08:15:39

George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services A research team consisting of more than 60 collaborators in 26 countries has estimated the global death toll from the 2009 outbreak of the H1N1 virus to be 10 times higher than the World Health Organization's count, which was based on laboratory-confirmed cases of this flu. The study, which appears online in PLOS Medicine, suggests that the pandemic virus caused up to 203,000 respiratory deaths around the world....

Clue To Regrowing Nerve Cells Identified
2013-11-07 12:54:44

Washington University School of Medicine Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a chain reaction that triggers the regrowth of some damaged nerve cell branches, a discovery that one day may help improve treatments for nerve injuries that can cause loss of sensation or paralysis. The scientists also showed that nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord are missing a link in this chain reaction. The link, a protein called HDAC5, may help...

2013-10-31 23:37:07

Young Researcher Invited to Present Findings at the American Junior Academy of Science’s Annual Meeting in Chicago. Teen credits University School for Propelling His Interest in Science and Research. Hunting Valley, Ohio (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 Who would have thought that a tiny fish could play such a big role in medical research? University School senior Andrew “Drew” Megerian certainly knows. Using the minnow-sized zebrafish in his research, Drew is working with Dr. Brian...

2013-10-28 11:37:53

The final results of a stroke prevention study in patients with narrowed brain arteries confirm earlier findings: Medication plus lifestyle changes are safer and more effective at preventing stroke than a surgical technique called stenting. Enrollment in the trial was halted two years ago when it became apparent that stenting was associated with a higher risk of early strokes and death. "Surgical interventions often have increased risk of complications early on, so we continued to...

Mechanisms In Chronic Itching Unraveled
2013-10-15 12:32:39

Washington University School of Medicine Anyone who has suffered through sleepless nights due to uncontrollable itching knows that not all itching is the same. New research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis explains why. Working in mice, the scientists have shown that chronic itching, which can occur in many medical conditions, from eczema and psoriasis to kidney failure and liver disease, is different from the fleeting urge to scratch a mosquito bite. That's...

2013-10-11 10:56:19

New research has shown that the stomach naturally produces more stem cells than previously realized, likely for repair of injuries from infections, digestive fluids and the foods we eat. Stem cells can make multiple kinds of specialized cells, and scientists have been working for years to use that ability to repair injuries throughout the body. But causing specialized adult cells to revert to stem cells and work on repairs has been challenging. Scientists from Washington University...

2013-10-09 23:27:18

Eleven Ganfer & Shore, LLP attorneys named “New York Super Lawyers" or “New York Rising Stars” for 2013-14 New York, New York (PRWEB) October 09, 2013 Eleven lawyers at the Manhattan law firm of Ganfer & Shore, LLP have been named as “New York Super Lawyers” or “New York Rising Stars” for 2013-14. The selection of "Super Lawyers" is based on a survey of thousands of fellow lawyers in New York. Ganfer & Shore's "Super Lawyers"...

2013-10-09 13:34:15

State public health departments do not necessarily lose funding when merged with larger Medicaid programs, according to a just-released study. The findings from this first-of-a-kind research should help allay concerns that when such mergers occur they automatically lead to cutbacks in public health, says lead author Paula Lantz, PhD, who is chair of the Department of Health Policy at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services (SPHHS). "The concern has been...

Peanut Butter May Help Prevent Breast Cancer
2013-09-27 04:43:51

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Peanut butter is one of childhood's greatest pleasures, but a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Harvard Medical School shows that girls who eat more peanut butter could improve their breast health in life. The research, published in the journal Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, shows that girls aged 9 to 15 who regularly ate peanut butter or nuts were 39 percent less likely to develop benign...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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