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2005-07-25 15:33:04

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Gulf War veterans exposed to chemical munitions at Khamisiyah, Iraq are nearly twice as likely as their unexposed peers from the same war to die from brain cancer, according to a report in the American Journal of Public Health. "We found an approximately twofold excess of brain cancer deaths, 12 to 13 excess deaths in a population of 100,000 veterans, associated with possible exposure to chemical warfare agents," Tim A. Bullman, from the Department of Veteran...

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2005-02-17 07:48:54

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- A device used by the Army to dispose of old chemical munitions can also be used to destroy biological weapons, according to a report released by Sandia National Laboratories. Over the past year, scientists at the labs' Livermore, Calif., facility successfully killed anthrax-like bacteria in the device, the lab said. Modifications to it also allow technicians to determine whether all of a biological agent has been destroyed. "You can know you're done before you...


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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.
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  • 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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