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2007-06-20 17:33:20

MADRID, Spain (AP) - Biologists Peter Lawrence and Gines Morata won Spain's prestigious science award Wednesday for their work showing that fruit flies and humans have much genetic material in common. Lawrence, a British microbiologist at Cambridge University, and Spaniard Morata of Complutense University in Madrid, won the Prince of Asturias Prize for scientific and technological research. "This prize is a great honour for me, firstly because it recognises collaboration with my friend and...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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