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2008-04-01 15:10:00

If you are struggling to retrieve a word that you are certain is on the tip of your tongue, or trying to perfect a slapshot that will send your puck flying into a hockey net, or if you keep stumbling over the same sequence of notes on the piano, be warned: you might be unconsciously creating a pattern of failure, a new study reveals.The research appears today in The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology.Karin Humphreys, assistant professor in McMaster University's Faculty of Science,...

2006-03-09 15:08:44

By Megan Rauscher NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - It may be possible to administer epinephrine in a tablet -- placed under the tongue -- for the emergency treatment of anaphylaxis, a severe and sometimes fatal allergic reaction, according to research presented this week during the annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology in Miami Beach. Dr. Keith J. Simons from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg and colleagues tested this approach in rabbits, which...

2005-07-18 18:39:29

COLUMBUS , Ohio "“ The tongue's ability to differentiate between sweet and bitter tastes may reside in the same taste bud cells, a new study reports. The study explains the discovery of a chemical messenger called neuropeptide Y (NPY) in taste bud cells. Though researchers have long known that NPY is active in the brain and gut, this is the first study to show that it is also active in taste bud cells. That finding gives scientists a deeper understanding of how the human brain may...


Word of the Day
lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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