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2010-12-01 21:22:48

Most survivors of extremely low birth weight grow up to become productive adults, according to a study led by a Michigan State University economist. Extremely low birth weight is defined as less than about 2.2 pounds. About one in 200 babies is born at that size. But because relatively few survived prior to the 1980s, few studies have examined their adult outcomes. The study led by MSU's John Goddeeris found that while these survivors were somewhat less productive as adults, on average, than...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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