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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...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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