growing along stream banks (b) broad of beam (c) a
pale chartreuse (d)
slender and graceful
Agnes Eve - (a)
night before the Feast of the Pentacost (b) night of January 20th, when a women will dream about her future husband
(c) night when a women loses her maidenhead (d) night
inaugurating the beginning of Lent
to healthy old age explored
Hundreds of people are being recruited for a major study into how people
stay healthy into old age. The Newcastle 85+ research will try to
identify the relevant biological, social and medical factors. It
aims to recruit 800 people who celebrate their 85th birthday this year
to take part in the study. Researchers will look at the biological
process of ageing and the impact of factors like nutrition and
lifestyle. Senior clinical research fellow Dr Joanna Collerton said:
"A striking feature of biological ageing is its marked variability
between individuals and the first step in this study will be to
determine what is a healthy 85-year-old."
drug 'boosts survival'
- BBC The
National Institute for health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) initially
only wanted Glivec to be given to patients with advanced disease. However,
latest results show around 90% of patients who take the drug survive for
at least five years. Glivec also appears to benefit people with
Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumours. Around 600 cases a year are diagnosed
in the UK. Glivec works by precisely targeting the molecules
thought to cause the cancer, and leaves healthy cells unaffected. As
a result it has none of the severe side effects associated with current
chemotherapy drugs used to treat the condition.
probe the fifth dimension -
An animated image shows a collision
between two subatomic particles embedded in our 3-D universe (or "brane").
The collision produces other particles, including a graviton that
escapes from our brane into the extradimensional "bulk" that
lies beyond. The cosmos
would make perfect sense … if it turns out we're living in a 10- or
11-dimensional realm where gravity is bubbling off a different plane
entirely. At least that's what's emerging as the hottest concept on the
frontier of physics. String theory might provide a "theory of
everything". The theories work even better if you can think of our
four-dimensional space-time continuum as a type of membrane, or "brane,"
embedded in a "bulk" that takes in even more dimensions.
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