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Metabolite-Rich Pee May Offer Doctors New Diagnostic Tool
2013-09-05 13:45:09

Researchers at the University of Alberta said they found that urine contains more than 3,000 chemicals or "metabolites" that have significant implications for medical, nutritional, drug and environmental testing.

2011-02-24 23:37:54

After three years of exhaustive analysis led by a University of Alberta researcher, the list of known compounds in human blood has exploded from just a handful to more than 4,000.

2006-05-02 17:30:00

For anyone trying to pick the perfect single malt whisky, these are the 12 "cardinal flavors" identified by a Scottish academic to tickle the tastebuds of connoisseurs around the world.


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bawbee
  • A coin originally worth six pennies Scots, and later three; held equivalent to an English halfpenny.
  • (in plural) Money; cash.
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