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2011-01-07 11:09:39

A vaccine to combat alcoholism will begin human testing next year, claim Chilean researchers. The genetic therapy is based on aldehyde dehydrogenase, a group of enzymes that metabolize alcohol and are thus responsible for alcohol tolerance, Professor Juan Asenjo told the AFP news agency. Asenjo heads a team of researchers at Chile's Faculty of Sciences and Mathematics and the private lab Recalcine. In October, US researchers announced they had discovered a gene variation known as CYP2EI that...


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callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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