Archive: 05/25/2007

MIT-led team uncovers malaria mechanism

During the first 24 hours of invasion by the malaria-inducing parasite Plasmodium falciparum, red blood cells start to lose their ability to deform and squeeze through tiny blood vessels-one of the hallmarks of the deadly ...

dateMay 25, 2007 in Medical research
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Mapping the English language – from cockney to Orkney

If they were Scousers they’d be “made up”; from the Black Country they’d be “bostin”. But researchers from the University of Leeds are naturally “well chuffed” to receive a £460,000 grant to examine and catalogue ...

dateMay 25, 2007 in Other
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Why are there no Unicorns?

Why are there no Unicorns? Perhaps horses develop in a way that cannot be easily modified to produce a Unicorn, so such creatures have never arisen. Or maybe Unicorn-like animals have been born in the past but because there ...

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High pretreatment PSA velocity predicts worse outcome

The most significant single predictor of aggressive prostate cancer is an elevated rate of increase in prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels, according to a new study. Published in the July 1, 2007 issue of CANCER, a peer-reviewed ...

dateMay 25, 2007 in Cancer
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Most pediatric chemotherapy mistakes reach patients

The vast majority of chemotherapy errors identified in children reach patients, according to one of the first epidemiological studies of cancer drug errors in children. Published in the July 1, 2007 issue of CANCER, a peer-reviewed ...

dateMay 25, 2007 in Cancer
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