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Smaller Strokes Can Still Damage The Brain
2012-12-17 05:56:18

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While a blockage in even one tiny blood vessel in the brain can damage neural tissue and cause behavior changes, a drug already approved by the FDA to treat Alzheimer's disease could lessen the harmful effects, University of California, San Diego (UCSD) researchers have discovered. Andy Shih, a postdoctoral fellow in physics at UCSD at the time of the study who is now an assistant professor at the Medical University of South...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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