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2005-04-28 07:55:00

But one expert cautions that sleeping pills won't cure insomnia HealthDayNews -- Insomniacs can now try another sleeping pill for desperately needed slumber. Lunesta, from Sepracor Inc., is the latest entry into the sleep medication market, and it has the distinction of being the only such medication approved for long-term use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). About 60 million Americans a year have insomnia often or for extended periods, according to the National Institute of...

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2005-02-11 07:50:43

Overlooked glial cells help form synapses, study finds HealthDay News -- Abundant but poorly understood brain cells called glia turn out to be essential in the development of synapses -- critical connections that form between neurons in the brain during its development, according to a new study. While scientists have long known that glia supported neurons in adults, this is the first time that researchers have identified the role of glia in forming the connections between neurons, says...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.