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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
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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