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2005-07-24 18:03:41

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) "“"“ A team of scientists has discovered three molecules "“"“ from a search of 58,000 compounds "“"“ that appear to inhibit a key perpetrator of Alzheimer's disease. Each of the three molecules protects the protein called "tau," which becomes hopelessly tangled in the brains of patients with Alzheimer's. The finding is promising news for the development of drugs for the disease. Ken Kosik, co-director of the Neuroscience Research...

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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.