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Potential Link Between Fungus And Parkinson’s Disease Discovered
2013-11-12 07:11:49

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online An organic compound that is often emitted by fungi has been found to cause symptoms of Parkinson’s disease in fruit flies, and could be linked to the neurodegenerative condition in humans, researchers claim in the Monday’s edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Arati Inamdar and Joan Bennett of Rutgers University and their colleagues report that they had discovered a link between the...

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2008-08-19 11:55:00

DEET's not sweet to mosquitoes Spray yourself with a DEET-based insect repellent and the mosquitoes will leave you alone. But why? They flee because of their intense dislike for the smell of the chemical repellent and not because DEET jams their sense of smell, report researchers at the University of California, Davis. Their groundbreaking findings were published Monday, Aug. 18, in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). "We found that mosquitoes can smell DEET and they...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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