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2010-01-27 10:21:44

Chronic and severely stressful situations, like those connected to depression and posttraumatic stress disorder, have been associated with smaller volumes in "stress sensitive" brain regions, such as the cingulate region of the cerebral cortex and the hippocampus, a brain region involved in memory formation. A new study, published by Elsevier in Biological Psychiatry, suggests that chronic insomnia may be another condition associated with reduced cortical volume. Using a specialized technique...

2005-08-16 14:56:03

HOUSTON (Reuters) - A wealthy Dallas developer who dumped his wife of 30 years to marry a younger Chinese woman gave up an influential city post and has headed to New York to fight her deportation, his lawyer said on Tuesday. Ralph Isenberg, 53, and his wife, Nicole, who turns 41 on Friday, ignored a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement order that she leave the country by August 15 and are fighting it in New York, attorney Ted Cox said. "We believe she's entitled to stay here and...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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