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Friendship is like a flower

When you think of a friend, what is the first thing that comes to mind? We all tend to use the term ‘friend’ as a rather loose depiction of another human being that we spend time with.  491 more words


Internet bride

Stop the press.

It’s finally happened.

Someone has asked for my hand in marriage.

Actually, that isn’t quite the whole truth and nothing but the truth, but you get the gist. 497 more words


The c word

Hospitals are on ‘black alert’. Actually, my doctor friend told me that they are on ‘beyond black alert’. Whatever they are on, it is clear that they are in crisis. 508 more words


Growing up in the Oldershaw household

Growing up in the Oldershaw household was, to put it mildly, interesting. There was always something going on – at times it felt like there were sixty people living in the house rather than six. 574 more words


Extrasynaptic receptors facilitate action potentials by raising membrane potential

From Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology News Center:

Readying the Neural Network

by Poncie Rutsch

17 Nov 2014

Synapse, the name for the signal-receiving site on a neuron, comes from the Greek word for contact.

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Action Potential

What is freedom to you?

We are lucky enough to live in an era where freedom is something we have become accustomed to. From the freedom of speech to the freedom to make decisions about what food we want to eat, clothes we want to wear and even the TV programmes we want to watch; we all have the freedom to live our lives in the way that we desire. 494 more words


River Cruise Sign Up Deadline - December 15, 2014

Please note that if you are intending on joining us on the NMDA 13th Annual CE Getaway – Paris and the Heart of Normandy the deadline for registration is December 15, 2014. 11 more words