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2012-06-06 21:39:11

One of the top suspects behind killer vascular diseases is the victim of mistaken identity, according to researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, who used genetic tracing to help hunt down the real culprit. The guilty party is not the smooth muscle cells within blood vessel walls, which for decades was thought to combine with cholesterol and fat that can clog arteries. Blocked vessels can eventually lead to heart attacks and strokes, which account for one in three deaths in...

2009-09-01 06:00:00

SHENZHEN, China, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Zhenai.com, China's largest matchmaking website, announced that the number of its registered members reached 20,022,000 on July 31, 2009. With an average of 40,000 new members each day, the website has, for the first time, exceeded the membership registered on Match.com in the United States (with a membership of 15,000,000 and a daily increment of 60,000 by May of 2009, according to Match.com's website), thus becoming the world's largest...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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