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Cairns, John, 1922-

Place : United States of America Subject : biography, biology English virologist known for his research into cancer. Cairns was born in Oxford on 21

Caius, John, 1510-1573

English physician and humanist. He was educated at Gonville Hall, Cambridge, and at the University of Padua, Italy, where he studied medicine under

Open Calcium

( kăl'sēӘm ) [Lat.,=lime], metallic chemical element; symbol Ca; at. no. 20; at. wt. 40.078; m.p. about 839degrees Celsius; b.p. 1,484degrees Celsius;

Callahan, Daniel, 1930-

US philosopher and medical ethicist. His particular concerns are reflected in the title of the over 30 books he has written or edited, including


abbr. cal, unit of heat energy in the metric system. The measurement of heat is called calorimetry . The calorie, or gram calorie, is the quantity of

Open Campion, Thomas, 1567-1620
Campion, Thomas, 1567-1620

English poet and musician. He was the author of the critical Art of English Poesie (1602) and four books of Ayres (1601–17), for which he composed

Open Cancer

The general term used to refer to a malignant TUMOUR , irrespective of the tissue of origin. ‘Malignancy’ indicates that (i) the tumour is capable of

Cancer alternative therapy

Because cancer can manifest itself in so many different ways and variations, including the ability to spread or metastasize, it is not surprising that

Open Candidiasis

What Is It? Candidiasis is an infection caused by Candida fungi, especially Candida albicans . These fungi are found almost everywhere in the

Open Cannabis

Psychoactive substances obtained from Cannabis sativa or Indian hemp are the oldest euphoriants. Also called marijuana, these substances do not