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2010-01-05 09:35:37

After nearly 5 years of concurrent operations with the Afternoon Constellation, known as the "A-Train," the PARASOL satellite is going on another orbit "track." The A-Train includes a number of NASA satellites that orbit the Earth one behind the other on the same track and until this month, PARASOL has been part of that train. PARASOL is an Earth observation mission, managed by the French Space Agency (CNES). PARASOL stands for "Polarization and Anisotropy of Reflectances for Atmospheric...

2009-10-28 14:52:29

Editorial: Migraine with aura and increased risk of ischemic stroke Migraine with aura (temporary visual or sensory disturbances before or during a migraine headache) is associated with a twofold increased risk of stroke, finds a study published on bmj.com today. Further risk factors for stroke among patients with migraine are being a woman, being young, being a smoker, and using oestrogen containing contraceptives. The risk was highest among young women with migraine with aura who smoke and...

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2009-10-28 13:15:30

Doctors have found apparent links between severe migraine headaches and the risk of stroke, according to a new study. Writing in the British Medical Journal, doctors noted that people who suffer from migraines along with blurred vision, known as "aura," are twice as likely to have a stroke. That risk increases even more for people under the age of 45, women, those who smoke. Additionally, researchers found that women who use contraceptives that contain estrogen are at an even higher risk of...

2009-09-10 11:00:00

LEVADEX Analysis Shows Potential to Treat a Broad Spectrum of Migraine ***UPDATED SATELLITE COORDINATES*** Migraine is a common, debilitating neurological disorder that affects approximately 30 million people in the United States, according to the National Headache Foundation. Limitations of oral triptans, the class of prescription drugs widely used for migraines, include slow onset of significant pain relief between 45 and 90 minutes, substantial variability in patient response and...

2009-09-10 06:00:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MAP Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: MAPP) announced today that it will present analysis of data from the efficacy portion of the first Phase 3 trial of its novel LEVADEX(TM) orally inhaled migraine therapy, currently in development, at the 14th Congress of the International Headache Society. Data from this Phase 3 trial show the potential of LEVADEX to be effective in treating acute migraine as well as a broad spectrum of migraine,...

2009-07-16 14:03:07

The U.S. space agency's Aura spacecraft began its sixth year of research this week, studying Earth's ozone layer, air quality and climate. The satellite, launched July 15, 2004, from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base, has transmitted data that is helping scientists address global climate change issues such as global warming; the distribution and chemistry of polluted air, and ozone depletion in the Earth's stratosphere, space agency scientists said. NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in...

2009-06-29 06:47:12

Middle-aged women who experienced migraine headaches with aura (sensory disturbances affecting vision, balance or speech) had a higher prevalence of cerebellar brain lesions when they were older, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Migraine is a common neurovascular disorder that affects approximately 11 percent of adults and is more common in women than in men. Approximately one-third of individuals with migraine experience neurological...

2009-06-25 14:01:00

Company proves that American-made does not have to cost more! GENEVA, Ill., June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Total Aura, headquartered in Geneva, Illinois, began taking online orders one week ago today on their website http://www.totalaura.com for their new line of desktop and gaming computer systems. With all assembly, support, and service work being done with local staff, Total Aura offers unparalleled support both before and after the sale of computer systems. "Total Aura has been able to...

2009-06-23 16:13:18

Middle-aged women who had migraine headaches with aura (sensory disturbances, such as with vision, balance or speech) had a higher prevalence of brain lesions when they were older, compared to individuals without similar types of headaches, according to a study in the June 24 issue of JAMA.Migraine is a common neurovascular disorder that affects approximately 11 percent of adults and is more common in women than men. Approximately one-third of individuals with migraine experience neurological...

2009-06-15 15:40:00

Services. The total maximum ordering value of the cost-plus fixed fee contract will be $120 million. Sigma will provide support to the Hydrospheric and Biospheric Sciences Laboratory at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. Sigma will support research involving satellite remote sensing as well as field and aircraft instruments for measuring Earth, oceanic, biospheric and atmospheric processes; scientific and engineering support for the development and calibration of remote...


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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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