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2009-01-23 09:18:29

Duke University Medical System researchers have discovered there are differing taste pathways for nicotine, which could provide a new approach for future smoking-cessation products. "We learned some of nicotine's secrets," said Albino Oliveira-Maia, M.D., Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow of the Duke Department of Neurobiology. "This is the first study to explore both the peripheral taste pathways activated by nicotine, and how these pathways are integrated in sensory areas of the brain." The...

2008-10-28 00:00:14

**  (97m | PG-13) Once the largely inept and uncouth cast shuts the heck up (i.e. stops trying to act) and starts burnin' rubber and wreckin' cars, there's some good ol' fun to be had in this slipshod TV rehash. But the first hour of the movie is a punishing parade of protracted establishing, colorless characters and painful performances that make the picture's amusingly harebrained 1980s inspiration look like sophisticated action-comedy by comparison. Seann William Scott...

2008-08-12 12:01:05

By MAUREEN COLEMAN TWO of Northern Ireland's best-known singer/songwriters are teaming up for a special concert to support human rights. Duke Special and Neil Hannon of The Divine Comedy will perform together at a one-off concert at Vicar Street in Dublin on Tuesday, October 14. The gig is part of Amnesty International's Small Places Tour - an ambitious global music and human rights project. The Small Places Tour - named in honour of human rights pioneer Eleanor Roosevelt who spoke of...

2008-07-23 03:00:41

Hasbro, Inc. Mark Newman, 212-679-6600 or Dan Benkwitt, 401-727-5318 Logo: http://www.hasbro.com Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE: HAS) returns to San Diego Comic-Con in 2008 with its iconic properties that have entertained fans of all ages for decades. Hasbro's expansive portfolio of brands that have become part of the fabric of the global pop-culture such as G.I. JOE, TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY and its licensed toy lines based on characters from the MARVEL and STAR WARS universes, will be on...

2008-07-22 15:00:46

Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE: HAS) returns to San Diego Comic-Con in 2008 with its iconic properties that have entertained fans of all ages for decades. Hasbro's expansive portfolio of brands that have become part of the fabric of the global pop-culture such as G.I. JOE, TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY and its licensed toy lines based on characters from the MARVEL and STAR WARS universes, will be on display in the Hasbro booth (#3213) for four days of pure "fan-dimonium." Following are the highlights...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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