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2007-12-05 18:00:12

LYON, France, Dec. 5, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- EDAP TMS S.A. (Nasdaq:EDAP), the global leader in High Intensity Focused Ultrasound treatment of prostate cancer, announced the launch of Ablatherm HIFU treatments at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN. The treatments are part of EDAP's ongoing Phase II/III U.S. Clinical Study program seeking FDA approval as the first HIFU device for prostate cancer in the United States. First patient was successfully treated with...

2005-10-28 13:41:22

Nashville (Tenn.) - Vanderbilt University Medical Center is enrolling volunteers in a study to test a new vaccine that targets avian flu, the first such vaccine against the virus. The Vanderbilt trial, led by Kathryn Edwards, M.D., will test the new vaccine in nearly 100 individuals 65 years of age and over. It is the second phase of a national study led by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The first phase of the avian flu vaccine trial, conducted at various other...

2005-09-29 21:49:29

A new weapon in the battle against HIV may come from an unusual source -- a small tropical frog. Investigators at Vanderbilt University Medical Center reported this month in the Journal of Virology that compounds secreted by frog skin are potent blockers of HIV infection. The findings could lead to topical treatments for preventing HIV transmission, and they reinforce the value of preserving the Earth's biodiversity. "We need to protect these species long enough for us to understand their...


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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