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2009-03-03 10:58:19

New findings may significantly improve the safety of methadone, a drug widely used to treat cancer pain and addiction to heroin and other opioid drugs, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the University of Washington in Seattle.

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2009-01-30 07:37:08

Scientists are learning how to rescue oxygen-starved cells in humans who suffer a heart attack or stroke by studying microscopic worms that can survive with almost no oxygen.

2008-03-26 21:55:00

Staying fit may be more difficult for women than for their male counterparts.

2008-03-26 03:00:08

By Rodriguez, Fausto J Perry, Arie; Gutmann, David H; O'Neill, Brian Patrick; Leonard, Jeffrey; Bryant, Sandra; Giannini, Caterina Abstract There are few pathologic studies of gliomas in patients with neurofibromatosis type 1.

2005-10-19 13:04:58

An international team of researchers has partially untangled the genetic details of a mysterious disorder that formerly caused seizures and death in infant boys within a month of birth.

2005-08-11 22:10:00

You win some, you lose some. A protein that protects the body from tissue damage also increases the risk of tumors, according to a study conducted at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Moderate reduction of the protein level protects against tumor formation but increases susceptibility to tissue injury.


Word of the Day
begunk
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.