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Macular Degeneration Treatment Hope
2013-09-15 04:15:49

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, medical researchers at the University of North Carolina are developing a promising new treatment for macular degeneration. Based on experiments with laboratory mice, a group of drugs known as MDM2 inhibitors proved exceedingly effective at mitigating the abnormal blood vessels responsible for the vision loss linked to the disease. “We believe we may have...


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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'