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Curcumin gum! by Margaret Patient Expert When I first read this bit of news, I thought it was a joke:  http://goo.gl/E1ufJA But no, not at all. On the contrary, it makes perfect sense: by bypassing the stoma ... Read on »
CFTR: cystic fibrosis and beyond by Mark Pool, MD Excellent recent review of the role of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator in cystic fibrosis. Download WebPage.pdf Read on »
The Role of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: The... by Mark Pool, MD Current review focusing on the enigmatic role of VEGF in the pathogenesis of pulmonary arterial hypertension from American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular ... Read on »
Unopposed Cathepsin G, Neutrophil Elastase, and Proteinase 3 Cause Severe Lung Damage and Emphysema by Mark Pool, MD Interesting abstract from American Journal of Pathology showing evidence for involvement of neutrophils serine proteinases in pathogenesis of emphysema. Abstr ... Read on »
Good, bad and ugly by Nicolas van Dyk I'm pretty sure I've used that reference before here.  In fact now that I think about it, I remember feeling sorry for Eli Wallach.  I can picture his agent calling him.  " ... Read on »
Time on My Hands by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Three and a half weeks isn't a long time. It's not. 18 more radiation treatments. 3 more chemo treatments. That's nothing in the scheme of things, but it's stretching out in ... Read on »
A near escape by Margaret Patient Expert Anyone who has been around puffins (= my favorite seabirds) knows that they don’t have an easy life, especially because of their main natural predators — the lazy, greed ... Read on »
RIP Adam Oliver by fire_sign67 I was following my friend Adam's blog since I met him at the cancer center. I noticed that he hadn't updated his blog in a few months. The last post was about his clinical ... Read on »
Some people hold that the number 7 has some magical powers by ALTALOMAN Most people in Continental Europe and Latin America write 7 with a line in the middle ("7"), sometimes with the top line crooked. The line through the middle is useful t ... Read on »
53! by Margaret Patient Expert Yep, today’s my birthday. I’m 53 years old! I feel a bit like the puffin in my current header photo (by the way, I took that photo at Skokholm Island, Wales, UK, last we ... Read on »