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Scientific Dictionary. Online Scientific dictionaries, dictionaries on biology, life sciences, natural history, chemistry, medical, botanical and more.
Chemistry & Environmental Dictionary - This dictionary contains definitions for most chemistry, environmental and other technical terms used on this site as well as many other chemistry and environmental terms.Environmental Chemistry
Animated, interactive maths dictionary for kids which explains over 500 common mathematical terms in simple language. Math glossary with math definitions , math terms , math calculators , math examples , math practice , math activities.Maths for Kids
OMD is a searchable dictionary created by Dr Graham Dark and contains terms relating to biochemistry, cell biology, chemistry, medicine, molecular biology, physics, plant biology, radiobiology, science and technology. It includes: acronyms, jargon, theory, conventions, standards, institutions, projects, eponyms, history, in fact anything to do with medicine or science.Cancer web Medical Terms Dictionary
A dictionary of over 200,000 medical, pharmaceutical, biomedical & healthcare acronyms and abbreviations. Plus medical news and searches for the medical, pharmaceutical or healthcare professional.Phamacutical Dictionary website
Dictionary of Botanical Epithets - The epithets are largely taken from alpine plants and found in the seed lists of the North American Rock Garden Society's seed list, alpine plant nursery catalogs and alpine references.Botanical Epithats Dictionary
Online version of Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary, 31st Edition. This resource allows you simple access to search and browse the full contents of the most comprehensive and up-to-date medical dictionary on the Internet.Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary
University of Maryland Medicine also offers more than 30 health guides covering a broad range of health issues, from Allergies to Women's Health. Each of these guides provides clear explanations of medical conditions and treatments, a glossary of key terms, and a list of highly relevant on-line resources.Medical Glossaries - University of Maryland
These terms and their definitions have been developed from glossaries prepared by (1) U.S. Congressional Office of Technology Assessment, (2) National Institutes of Health's Understanding Gene Therapy On-line Glossary, and (3) Genetics Education Center, University of Kansas Medical Center.Terms and Definitions - Office of Rare Diseases, NIH
NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms, which contains more than 4,000 terms related to cancer and medicine. Cancer Dictionary - NIH
The cancer terms and definitions on this page have been compiled by the Nursing Advisory Board of Pharmacia & Upjohn Company to provide you with a better understanding of words frequently used in cancer care. Cancer Glossary - MedicineNet
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Antibiotics found to weaken body's ability to fight off disease
Adding another reason for doctors to avoid the overuse of antibiotics, new research shows that a reduction in the variety of microbes in the gut interferes with the immune system's ability to fight off disease.
Communicating in a foreign language takes emotion out of decision-making
If you could save the lives of five people by pushing another bystander in front of a train to his death, would you do it? And should it make any difference if that choice is presented in a language you speak, but isn't your native tongue? Psychologists know communicating in a foreign language matters. In a new study, they take a major step toward understanding why.
Energy dense foods may increase cancer risk regardless of obesity status
While there is a proven link between obesity and certain types of cancer, less is known about how the ratio of energy to food weight, otherwise known as dietary energy density (DED), contributes to cancer risk. To find out, researchers looked at DED in the diets of post-menopausal women and discovered that consuming high DED foods was tied to a 10 percent increase in obesity-related cancer among normal weight women.
Are stem cells the link between bacteria and cancer?
A new mechanism of stomach gland regeneration reveals impact of Helicobacter pylori infection.
Young people with chronic illness more likely to attempt suicide
Young people between the ages of 15 and 30 living with a chronic illness are three times more likely to attempt suicide than their healthy peers, according to a new study.
Telling people not to 'down' drinks could make them drink more
Campaigns designed to stop young people 'bolting' drinks can be ineffective and can even make them more likely to do it, new research suggests.
Cardiac ICU patient composition is changing over time
A new study finds slightly more than half of heart patients are admitted to the CICU for noncardiac conditions, such as sepsis or renal failure, rather than for a heart condition.
Gold nanostars and immunotherapy vaccinate mice against cancer
By combining an FDA-approved cancer immunotherapy with an emerging tumor-roasting nanotechnology, researchers improved the efficacy of both therapies in a proof-of-concept study using mice. The potent combination also attacked satellite tumors and distant cancerous cells, completely curing two mice and effectively vaccinating one against the disease.
Disrupted gut microbiome makes children more susceptible to amoebic dysentery
Children with lower diversity of microbial species in their intestines are more susceptible to severe infection with the Entamoeba histolytica parasite, according to a new study.
New terahertz imaging approach could speed up skin cancer detection
Researchers have developed a new terahertz imaging approach that, for the first time, can acquire micron-scale resolution images while retaining computational approaches designed to speed up image acquisition.