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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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Research consortium develops evidence-based diagnostic model for mental illness
Researchers have has developed a new, evidence-based alternative to the mental health field's long-established diagnostic tools for the classification, treatment, and research of mental disorders. The Hierarchical Taxonomy of Psychopathology (HiTOP) addresses what the authors say are limitations to the reliability and validity of traditional models.
On the trail of Parkinson's disease
The molecular causes of diseases such as Parkinson's need to be understood as a first step towards combating them. Chemists recently succeeded in analyzing what happens when selective mutations of the alpha-synuclein protein occur -- a protein that is closely linked to Parkinson's disease.
OTUD6B gene mutations cause intellectual and physical disability
Mutations of the OTUD6B gene result in a spectrum of physical and intellectual deficits, an international team of researchers has discovered.
Seven months after Rio Olympics, Zika continues to plague babies in urban slums
The near-paranoia related to Zika leading up to the 2016 Rio Games could have been avoided by heeding the lessons of previous epidemics, argues a new study.
Inactive teens develop lazy bones
Inactive teens have weaker bones than those who are physically active, according to a new study.
Sleep deprivation impairs ability to interpret facial expressions
When you're tired, your ability to interpret subtle expressions of happiness and sadness can begin to deteriorate, researchers have found. However, the ability to read more primitive survival-based emotions, like anger and fear, remains intact.
Hydrophobic proteins on virus surfaces can help purify vaccines
Through experimental and computational tests, new research expands on the theory of virus surface hydrophobicity. By being slightly water-repellent, the outer layers of proteins in virus capsids affect how it interacts with cells and the environment. Understanding this more can improve vaccine production and virus detection.
Encouraging results for patients with aggressive brain cancer
Patients diagnosed with a glioblastoma, and who undergo current standard treatment, have a median survival of 16 months. Based on recent information on the mechanisms of chemotherapy, a team of researchers developed a new clinical approach overcome treatment resistance that increased the median survival to 22 months -- bringing much needed hope to those affected by this aggressive disease.
Strong interaction between herbivores and plants
Important findings have been revealed on the interaction between nutrient availability and the diversity of consumer species in freshwater environments. A better understanding of this interaction will contribute to developing possibilities to maintain biodiversity in all kinds of ecosystems.
Blood fatty acids reveal your child's diet
Eating lots of sugary candy may strain the liver, alter the body’s fatty acid metabolism and increase the risk of cardiometabolic diseases already in childhood. Children’s blood fatty acid composition reflects their diet – but luckily this composition can be influenced by lifestyle interventions, say researchers.