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2013-12-12 11:11:17

A mechanism in the brain which controls tics in children with Tourette Syndrome (TS) has been discovered by scientists at The University of Nottingham. The study, which has been published in the British Psychological Society’s Journal of Neuropsychology, could herald new non-drug therapies to help young people with TS overcome the repetitive physical movements and vocal sounds which characterise their condition. The work was funded with a £150,000 grant from the James Tudor...

2011-03-24 20:30:36

Contrary to intuition, people who suffer from the motor and vocal tics characteristic of Tourette syndrome actually perform behavioral tests of cognitive motor control more accurately and quickly than their typically developing peers do. According to evidence reported online on March 24 in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, that enhanced control arises from structural and functional changes in the brain that likely come about from the need to constantly suppress tics. "The motor...

2009-09-15 17:42:17

Golden State forward Stephen Jackson has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for public statements detrimental to the league. Jackson told the media on Aug, 28 he would like to be traded to Cleveland, New York or one of the teams in Texas. It is forbidden by the NBA for players to make trade requests publicly. Ron Artest was fined in 2005-06 for requesting a trade from Indiana through the media. Jackson signed a multiyear extension with Golden State in November last year.

2009-04-11 14:31:48

Golden State guard Monta Ellis will miss the rest of the season with a bone bruise on his left ankle. The Contra Costa Times reported Saturday the diagnosis was made after an MRI examination, and because there is no structural damage, doctors told him to stay off his feet for the next two weeks. Ellis had been limited by off-season surgery on the same ankle, which was severely sprained in a scooter accident near his Jackson, Miss., hometown. He played in just 25 games with averages of 19...

2009-04-08 20:53:21

Danny Granger's 29 points Wednesday led the Indiana Pacers to an easy 130-101 win over the Toronto Raptors. He scored eight when Indiana built a 37-28 first quarter lead and 22 on the way to a 74-48 halftime advantage before sitting out the fourth period. Jarrett Jack scored 23 with five rebounds and six assists. Troy Murphy scored 14 with 14 rebounds. T.J. Ford scored 14 with 11 assists, and two others scored in double figures for the Pacers, who have won four of five to stay alive in the...

2009-03-24 22:54:51

Roger Mason scored with 23.8 seconds left Tuesday, enabling San Antonio to win its 22nd straight home game, 107-106 over Golden State. Tony Parker led San Antonio with 30 points 10 assists while Mason scored 24 points. Tim Duncan had 21 points and 10 rebounds for the Spurs. Monta Ellis led Golden State with 27 points, Stephen Jackson added 18 points for Golden State, which is 6-30 away from home.

2009-03-22 21:38:08

Chris Paul and David West combined for 50 points Sunday, propelling the New Orleans Hornets to a 99-89 win over the Golden State Warriors. Paul scored 27 points, pulled down eight rebounds and contributed eight assists, and West had 23 points and six assists. New Orleans, which is 26-10 at home this season, trails Houston by 1 1/2 games for the No. 1 spot in the Southwest Division. Stephen Jackson totaled 22 points and Kelenna Azubuike had 16 for Golden State, which is 6-29 on the road.

2009-03-20 22:03:09

Dirk Nowitzki's jumper with 1.1 seconds left Friday boosted the Dallas Mavericks to a 94-92 victory against the Indiana Pacers. Nowitzki, an eight-time all-star forward, capped a 23-point, seven-rebound performance by canning an 18-footer that snapped a 92-92 tie and helped Dallas complete a rally from an 89-87 deficit with 1:45 left. His jump shot at that point set the stage for his dramatic game-winner. Jason Terry had 17 points, four assists and three steals. Jason Kidd had 10 points, nine...

2009-03-18 01:15:22

Monta Ellis scored 29 points Tuesday as Golden State raced past the Los Angeles Clippers 127-120. Ellis also contributed six assists and five rebounds. Corey Maggette added 21 points and Anthony Morrow 20 for the Warriors, who have won three of four. Baron Davis, playing his first game in Oakland since leaving the Warriors last off-season for a $65 million contact with the Clippers, scored 29 points with seven assists. Al Thornton had 25 points with nine rebounds. Golden State's Stephen...

2009-02-11 00:36:03

Stephen Jackson posted 35 points Tuesday and the Golden State Warriors raced to a 144-127 win over the New York Knicks. Jackson also had 10 assists and six rebounds in the Warriors' best offensive performance in 17 years. Kelenna Azubuike contributed 22 points and 10 boards, Jamal Crawford added 21 points points and Monta Ellis 17. The Knicks got 27 points and 11 rebounds from David Lee and 24 points and nine rebounds from Al Harrington. Knicks forward Tim Thomas left the game with a sore...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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