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2009-09-02 13:49:09

U.S. marine biomedicine scientists say they have discovered a promising ocean-based compound that might yield new ways to fight human disease. Researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California-San Diego and Creighton University in Omaha say they have deciphered the highly unusual molecular structure of the naturally produced compound that is giving new understanding of the function of mammalian nerve cells. Scripps scientists collected cyanobacteria - tiny...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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