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2013-04-19 17:49:09

More than three years after the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended against routine mammogram screening for women between the ages of 40 and 49.

Microneedle Adhesive Invented By Scientists
2013-04-16 13:34:41

Inspired by spiny-headed worms, scientists invent microneedle adhesive more than 3x stronger than surgical staples in skin graft fixation

2013-03-28 13:28:05

Effective health screening and preventive care is known to reduce health care costs and improve health outcomes, yet new research from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) shows that restrictive Medicaid policies are associated with patients delaying needed medical care due to cost.

2013-03-19 14:20:06

A multicenter team of researchers, including scientists at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has developed biodegradable nanoparticles that are capable of delivering inflammation-resolving drugs to sites of tissue injury.

2013-03-19 14:11:48

Many middle age and older adults have disabling knee pain due to a tear in the meniscus, an important supporting structure in the knee that is often damaged in patients with underlying knee osteoarthritis.

2013-01-17 13:44:36

In an airplane crisis—an engine failure, a fire—pilots pull out a checklist to help with their decision-making.

New Tool Helps Brain Surgeons Test Brain Tissue During Surgery
2013-01-10 13:25:09

A new tool that could allow for faster, more comprehensive testing of brain tissue during surgery successfully identified the cancer type, grade and tumor margins in five brain surgery patients, according to a Purdue University and Brigham and Women's Hospital study.

2013-01-01 10:49:10

Generic medications currently account for over 70 percent of prescriptions dispensed.


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onomatope
  • An imitative word; an onomatopoetic word.
The word 'onomatope' is a back-formation from 'onomatopoeia'.
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