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Biochemists Solve a Birth-Defect Mystery

September 28, 2012 by Dr Dali Edwards

The cellular cause of birth defects like cleft palates, missing teeth and problems with fingers and toes has been a tricky puzzle for scientists.   Now Professor Emily Bates and her biochemistry students at Brigham Young University have...

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Trampoline Safety Advice

October 2, 2012 by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

The AAOS produced an audio public service message and position statement about trampoline safety   Yankees baseball player underwent surgery late last week after suffering a career-threatening ankle injury while jumping on a trampoline. Yankees baseball player Joba Chamberlain underwent...

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Dry Eye - A Closer Look

September 23, 2011 by the American Academy of Ophthalmology

What is dry eye?   Normally, the eye constantly bathes itself in tears. By producing tears at a slow and steady rate, the eye stays moist and comfortable. Sometimes people do not produce enough tears or the appropriate...

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Fall Sports: Staying Active While Being …

October 6, 2012 by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Orthopaedic surgeons share tips to help athletes stay clear of sports injuries this fall   Summer is coming to an end, and it won’t be long before athletes and sports enthusiasts take to the field to play soccer...

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Benefits of Early Intervention in Addres…

August 22, 2012 by New York University

Preemptive cognitive training can help the brain function   Preemptive cognitive training—an early intervention to address neuropsychiatric deficiencies—can help the brain function normally later in life, a team of researchers has found through a series of experiments on laboratory...

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The Combined Oral Contraceptive Pill Hel…

January 18, 2012 by European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology

The combined oral contraceptive pill does alleviates the symptoms of painful menstrual periods   A large Scandinavian study that has been running for 30 years has finally provided convincing evidence that the combined oral contraceptive pill does, indeed, alleviate the symptoms...

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Glaucoma - a Closer Look

What is glaucoma?   Glaucoma is a disease of the optic nerve—the part of...

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Fast Facts About Areola Reduction

Areola Reduction, a fairly common procedure in the cosmetic world   What is an...

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European Society of Human Reproduction…

History of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology   The idea to create the...

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Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin

A Founder of Protein Crystallography   Scientific biographers do not, in general, find much...

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