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Monthly Archives: January, 2012

Skin Transformed into Brain Cells

Skin cells have been converted directly into cells which develop into the main components of the brain, by researchers studying mice in California. The experiment, reported in Proceedings of the … Continue reading

January 31, 2012 · Leave a comment

Is There a Link Between Body Hormone Melatonin and Diabetes?

A study published in Nature Genetics today has found new evidence for a link between the body clock hormone melatonin and type 2 diabetes. The study found that people who … Continue reading

January 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

What is Laminectomy?

From Wikipedia Laminectomy is a spine operation to remove the portion of the vertebral bone called the lamina. There are many variations of laminectomy. In the most minimal form small … Continue reading

January 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

Clinical Studies of Pediatric Malabsorption Syndromes

Multiple cases with various types of pediatric malabsorption syndromes were evaluated. The clinical manifestations, laboratory findings, pathophysiology, and histopathological descriptions of each patient were analyzed in an effort to clear … Continue reading

January 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

How Cord Blood Transplants Help More Kids

By 2006, about 50 children had received cord blood transplants at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. As this source of stem cells expands, the transplant donor pool expands as well, making … Continue reading

January 26, 2012 · 1 Comment

◄► Patella, Tibia et Fibula

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January 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

Childhood Obesity in America

Overweight is defined as a body-mass index (BMI, the weight in kilograms divided by the square of the height in meters) at the 85th to less than the 95th percentile … Continue reading

January 24, 2012 · Leave a comment