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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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Scientists uncover how Zika virus causes microcephaly
A multidisciplinary team has uncovered the mechanisms that the Zika virus uses to alter brain development, outlines a new report.
More warm-dwelling animals and plants as a result of climate change
Since 1980, populations of warm-dwelling species in Germany have increased. The trend is particularly strong among warm-dwelling terrestrial species, as shown by the most comprehensive study across ecosystems in this regard to date. The most obvious increases occurred among warm-dwelling birds, butterflies, beetles, soil organisms and lichens according to a new study. Thus, it appears possible that rising temperatures due to the climate change have had a widespread impact on the population trends of animals in the past 30 years.
Study shows strong long-term survival rates for patients with GIST
Nearly one in four patients with incurable gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) treated with Gleevec will survive 10 years, a new report outlines.
ICU care for COPD, heart failure and heart attack may not be better
Does a stay in the intensive care unit give patients a better chance of surviving a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or heart failure flare-up or even a heart attack, compared with care in another type of hospital unit? Unless a patient is clearly critically ill, the answer may be no, according to researchers who analyzed more than 1.5 million Medicare records.
From mice, clues to microbiome's influence on metabolic disease
The community of microorganisms that resides in the gut, known as the microbiome, has been shown to work in tandem with the genes of a host organism to regulate insulin secretion, a key variable in the onset of the metabolic disease diabetes, new research has found.
Study examines life history of imperiled rattlesnake
Researchers examine the life history of the Eastern Massasauga rattlesnake, revealing important local climate impacts on the snake that should be carefully weighed when developing conservation strategies. The Eastern Massasauga is a small North American rattler with a distribution centered around the Great Lakes. In 2016, the snake was listed as threatened under the US Endangered Species Act.
Powerful optical imaging technology catches DNA naturally fluorescing
Biomedical engineers have developed imaging technology that is the first to see DNA 'blink,' or fluoresce. The tool enables researchers to study individual biomolecules (DNA, chromatin, proteins) as well as important global patterns of gene expression, which could yield insights into cancer.
Tool for a cleaner Long Island Sound
Ecologists have pinpointed sources of nitrogen pollution along Long Island Sound, and shows municipalities what they might do to alleviate it.
'Tully monster' mystery is far from solved, group argues
Last year, headlines in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Scientific American and other outlets declared that a decades-old paleontological mystery had been solved. The 'Tully monster,' an ancient animal that had long defied classification, was in fact a vertebrate, two groups of scientists claimed. Specifically, it seemed to be a type of fish called a lamprey. The problem with this resolution? According to a group of paleobiologists, it's plain wrong.
A gold catalyst can be delivered to a target organ in a higher organism where it performs a chemical transformation visualized by bioimaging. This intriguing approach could make organometallic catalysis applicable for therapy or diagnostics.