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Neuroscientists Discover New ‘Mini-neural Computer’ In The Brain
2013-10-31 07:35:43

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine Dendrites, the branch-like projections of neurons, were once thought to be passive wiring in the brain. But now researchers at UNC have shown that dendrites actively process information, multiplying the brain’s computing power. The finding could help researchers better understand neurological disorders. Dendrites, the branch-like projections of neurons, were once thought to be passive wiring in the brain. But now...

2011-04-26 12:26:00

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After nearly 30 historic years, the 2011 edition of St. Anthony's Triathlon will host its most diverse and competitive professional field of athletes to date. On May 1, some of the sport's greatest athletes with titles ranging from Olympic medalists to World Cup champions will line up to take on the international-distance course in St. Petersburg, Fla. The event is now part of the new global 5150 Triathlon Series, offering...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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