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2005-07-18 18:43:00

Brisbane researchers are hoping to prove the dangers of shaking babies by creating a model that will show how quickly babies can be injured. The University of Queensland research team of civil engineers and a child health expert is working on a numerical model that will tell when a baby's brain could be damaged by violent shaking. Shaking can cause Shaken Baby Syndrome which swells a baby's brain and triggers internal bleeding. Shaken Baby Syndrome causes death in one third of cases while...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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