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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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Telescopes team up to study giant galaxy
Astronomers have used two Australian radio telescopes and several optical telescopes to study complex mechanisms that are fuelling jets of material blasting away from a black hole 55 million times more massive than the Sun.
Epigenetic aging linked to bipolar disorder
Bipolar disorder may involve accelerated epigenetic aging, which could explain why persons with the disorder are more likely to have -- and die from -- age-related diseases, according to researchers.
Cancer-protecting enzyme is 'also promoting its growth'
The NEIL3 enzyme has long been known to repair ‘day-to-day’ oxidative damage to DNA that is implicated in diseases of ageing, including dementia and cancer.
Night-flyers or day-trippers? Study sheds light on when moths, butterflies are active
Butterflies fly during the day while moths travel at night - or so you might think. In reality, their behavior is much more complicated. A new study offers the first comprehensive overview of the surprisingly complex question of when butterflies and moths are active.
How fires are changing the tundra’s face
Climate change takes a heavy toll on the tundra, increasing the probability of extreme droughts. As a result, the frequency of fires in forests, bogs and even wetlands continues to rise. In addition, the northern areas of the tundra have also become more accessible and negatively impacted by human activities in recent years.
Hubble's celestial snow globe
It's beginning to look a lot like the holiday season in this Hubble Space Telescope image of a blizzard of stars, which resembles a swirling snowstorm in a snow globe. The stars are residents of the globular star cluster Messier 79 (also known as M79 or NGC 1904), located 41,000 light-years from Earth, in the constellation Lepus.
Immune diseases inflict identical twins differently
A new study reports which epigenetic factors in certain chromosomes that make one twin more at risk for autoimmune thyroid diseases.
Engineers create artificial graphene in a nanofabricated semiconductor structure
Experts at manipulating matter at the nanoscale have made an important breakthrough in physics and materials science. They have engineered "artificial graphene" by recreating, for the first time, the electronic structure of graphene in a semiconductor device.
New instrument identifies unexploded artillery shells
Society faces threats through the malicious use of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and/or explosive (CBRNE) materials. The detection of illicit trafficking or other criminal acts, as well as many security and safety applications, call for novel material analysis techniques and instruments. These detection systems should be non-destructive but still be able to detect and identify the threat objects, even from inside a shielding or masking enclosure. Active interrogation methods that use penetrative particle beams can reveal the presence of CBRNE materials.
Shrinking wilderness ignored at our peril
Maps of the world's most important wilderness areas are now freely available online.