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2008-12-22 14:30:00

An electronic sex chip that can be implanted in the brain to simulate pleasure is being developed in Britain, researchers report. The chip works by emitting tiny shocks from the implanted electrodes, a technology used in the United States to treat Parkinson's disease, The Daily Telegraph reported Monday. Research conducted by Morten Kringelbach, senior fellow with Oxford University's Psychiatry Department, found the orbitofrontal cortex -- the area associated with feelings of pleasure derived...

2006-02-25 09:07:19

LONDON (Reuters) - Hundreds of rival protesters marched through Oxford on Saturday to demonstrate for and against the building of a controversial animal research center at the city's university. Animal rights protesters and backers of the controversial 20 million pound ($34.97 million) laboratory, including students and leading academics, took to the streets to air their views over what has become a highly-charged issue. Work on the center was suspended in July 2004 for 16 months...

2006-02-24 11:00:23

By Kate Holton and Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - Two eminent Oxford scientists took a publicly defiant stand against Britain's often violent animal rights extremists on Friday, saying the intimidation which stops vital medical research had to end. "You have to be really passionate about this to put your head above the parapet and not many do," said Professor John Stein, a neurophysiologist. "The (animal rights groups) have had it all their own way. They have intimidated people,...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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