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2010-05-05 06:10:00

People that suffer from asthma are getting a radically different treatment option by having a wire snaked inside their lungs to melt off some of the tissue that squeezes their airway shut. The bronchial thermoplastic treatment is being released this month and offers the first method of physically altering spasm-prone airways. "It does seem to improve your ability to live with your asthma," Dr. Michael Silver of Chicago's Rush University Medical Center, told the Associated Press. "I...

Word of the Day
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.