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Cocaine Linked To Heart Attack Risk
2012-11-07 20:31:57

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online I said to a guy, “Tell me, what is it about cocaine that makes it so wonderful,” and he said, “Because it intensifies your personality.” I said, “Yes, but what if you're an [expletive deleted]?” Bill Cosby, in his seminal stand up performance ℠Bill Cosby: Himself´, talked about what it is about cocaine that attracts an often loyal audience that uses the drug recreationally....

2012-06-06 21:42:30

The discovery of the first enzyme in the pathway sheds new light on the evolution of alkaloid formation Humans encounter alkaloids every day Alkaloids constitute a very large group of natural nitrogen-containing compounds with diverse effects on the human organism. A large variety of plant-produced alkaloids have strong pharmacological effects, and are used as toxins, stimulants, pharmaceuticals or recreational drugs, including caffeine, nicotine, morphine, quinine, strychnine, atropine...

2012-05-03 05:22:46

(Ivanhoe Newswire)-- The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime estimates that cocaine is used by up to 21 million individuals worldwide, with approximately 1 per cent of these individuals becoming dependent. Now, a new study shows that frequent cocaine abuse can lead to accelerated aging of the brain. Cocaine is a strong central nervous system stimulant that increases levels of dopamine, a brain chemical associated with pleasure and movement, in the brain´s reward circuit. The...

2012-03-07 12:57:00

ATLANTA, March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Coca-Cola Company as of this month, "Owns a Day" of the popular daily e-note joining FedEx, Chartis and others in Little PINK Book's efforts to promote career advancement. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120307/CG65544) "In recognition of International Women's Day on March 8th, it's appropriate to acknowledge the companies that are supporting women's advancement," says Little PINK Book CEO Cynthia Good. "Because of support from...

2012-02-22 11:03:02

When first exposed to cocaine, the adolescent brain launches a strong defensive reaction designed to minimize the drug's effects, Yale and other scientists have found. Now two new studies by a Yale team identify key genes that regulate this response and show that interfering with this reaction dramatically increases a mouse's sensitivity to cocaine. The findings may help explain why risk of drug abuse and addiction increase so dramatically when cocaine use begins during teenage years....

2011-12-15 15:30:00

Virentâs Plant-Based Paraxylene Paves the Way for a 100% Bio-PET Bottle Madison, Wisconsin (PRWEB) December 15, 2011 Virent and The Coca-Cola Company announced today they have entered into a new strategic partnership to accelerate the commercialization of renewable, recyclable materials for beverage packaging. The companies have signed multi-year, multi-million dollar Joint Development and Supply Agreements to scale-up Virentâs plant-based Paraxylene (PX),...

2011-07-28 16:07:00

NEW YORK, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Coca-Cola teamed up with the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) and Gateway National Recreation Area to celebrate summer and encourage New Jersey families to go out and play as part of the second annual America Is Your Park campaign. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110728/NY43626-a ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110728/NY43626LOGO-b ) At a community event held yesterday, Coca-Cola awarded a $10,000 recreation...

2011-07-23 00:00:40

Successful Facebook applications for Coca-Cola Zero and HSBC Honduras. Sunnyvale, CA (PRWEB) July 22, 2011 Social media agency Avenuesocial, Inc. had a stellar second quarter including building high-profile Facebook applications for Coca-Cola Zero and HSBC Honduras. Coca-Cola Zero's 2011 Countdown was a promotion celebrating college basketball's NCAA March Madness featuring a concert by Kings of Leon. Avenuesocial was tapped by the Jake Press Agency to create media buzz, and consumer...

2011-04-27 07:00:00

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky., April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- It is the biggest and the best privately held collection of Coca-Cola memorabilia in the world. There are one-of-a-kind posters, rare serving trays, unique bottles, colorful jewelry, lighted signs, antique delivery trucks, Santa icons and even the side of a barn. Altogether, there are some 80,000 items worth as much as $10 million. And it's not just memorabilia. It's arguably the best advertising art the world has ever seen. It's a...

2011-04-20 07:43:00

Rainwater harvesting pergolas erected at Urban Farming(TM) community gardens throughout Detroit DETROIT, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, April 20, 2011, Coca-Cola Refreshments in conjunction with Urban Farming(TM) - a global, non-profit headquartered in Detroit - and with support from Home Depot, will celebrate Earth Week by launching a rainwater harvesting project. This project uses repurposed Coca-Cola syrup barrels to create a sustainable water supply for...