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2010-03-03 13:22:09

Scientists at L'Or©al, in hot pursuit of the hidden elements of beauty, seem well on their way to disputing the old adage, "beauty is only skin deep." In fact, their work indicates that what makes hair curly or straight and skin smooth or rough, is much deeper. It actually is linked to molecules within the body, according to an article in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), ACS' weekly newsmagazine. C&EN Senior Editor Lisa M. Jarvis points out that L'Or©al, one of the...

2008-09-16 15:00:11

By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH Israeli teenagers are twice as likely to get oral piercings than their counterparts in New York - but both are at high risk for gum disease and tooth fractures. A review by Tel Aviv University, which published its findings in the American Dental Journal, found that nearly one in five of those with oral piercings risk their gums and teeth. Dr. Liran Levin of TAU's dental school and Dr. Yehuda Zadik of the Israel Defense Forces maintain that even if patients...


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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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