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Devastating Symptoms Of Tay-Sachs Disease May Be Reduced With Readily-available drugs
2013-06-06 15:32:49

A team of researchers has made a significant discovery which may have a dramatic impact on children stricken with Tay-Sachs disease, a degenerative and fatal neurological condition that often strikes in the early months of life.

Researchers Find Women Remember Faces Better Than Men
2013-06-04 14:44:38

New research from McMaster University suggests women can remember faces better than men, in part because they spend more time studying features without even knowing it, and a technique researchers say can help improve anyone's memories.

Gambling Decisions Influenced By Evolution
2013-03-18 19:05:50

A new international team of researchers has released a study that points to the origins of the behaviors of modern day gamblers.

Healthy Diet Prevents Repeat Heart Attacks And Strokes
2012-12-04 11:01:46

Scientists from McMaster University recently found that healthy eating can help prevent the possibility of a second heart attack or stroke for patients who are suffering from cardiovascular disease.

Researchers Identify Santa Clause Gene
2012-11-20 20:57:27

Researchers have identified a gene that not only contributes to obesity, but also to a lowered risk of depression.

Swimming With Hormones Ancient Urges That Drive The Social Decisions Of Fish Unraveled
2012-10-09 17:54:11

Researchers have discovered that a form of oxytocin—the hormone responsible for making humans fall in love—has a similar effect on fish, suggesting it is a key regulator of social behavior that has evolved and endured since ancient times.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.