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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...

2011-04-04 20:09:16

But recent drug use diminishes response to drug images and other emotional stimuli over time Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory and Stony Brook University (SBU) have conducted the most comprehensive study to date of how cocaine users respond to drug-related and other emotional stimuli, making use of comparisons with a matched control group and exploring the effects of recent cocaine use and abstinence. The findings appear in a paper published online...

2011-02-15 15:46:00

CHICAGO, Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The public radio program This American Life has revealed what it believes is the original recipe for Coca-Cola. The show found what appeared to be a copy of the famously guarded trade secret in a newspaper column published in the Atlanta Journal and Constitution on February 18, 1979. Then they spoke with historian Mark Pendergrast, who had discovered what he believed was a version of Coca-Cola's original formula decades before while...

2011-02-09 15:14:15

Cultivating coca bushes, the source of cocaine, is speeding up destruction of rainforests in Colombia and threatening the region's "hotspots" of plant and animal diversity, scientists are reporting in a new study. The findings, which they say underscore the need for establishing larger protected areas to help preserve biodiversity, appear in ACS' journal Environmental Science & Technology. Liliana M. Dávalos and colleagues note that the pace of deforestation in Colombia has...

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2011-01-27 13:40:00

Bolivians chewed coca leaves on Wednesday as a protest to change a 1961 U.N. convention to remove a ban on a practice that has been part of indigenous cultures in the country for millennia. Protesters gathered outside the U.S. embassy in La Paz to chew the leaf as part of a day of demonstrations around the country celebrating the coca plant and demanding that the U.N. Single Convention on Narcotics Drugs be amended. The U.S. said it would oppose the Bolivian proposal, calling for the 50...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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