From Scandal-Plagued Politicians to Natural Disasters, a Look Back at 2013

From scandal-plagued politicians to natural disasters, a look back at 2013
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31 – Finance Minister Jim Flaherty acknowledged he was suffering from a rare but serious skin disorder, treated with a steroid that had side effects such as bloating and weight gain and possible bouts of sleeplessness. He said neither the condition nor … Read more on Victoria Times Colonist


Inmate accused of killing Canaan CO should have been confined, but sanctions
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That change in disciplinary philosophy – at least in the case of the violent Con-ui, who gunned down a gang rival outside a Phoenix, Ariz., laundry facility in 2002 and conspired in a cocaine-trafficking ring that led to federal charges and an 11-year … Read more on CorrectionsOne


Silencing synapses to deal with addictions
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Researchers led by Pitt neuroscience professor Yan Dong used rat models to examine the effects of cocaine addiction and withdrawal on nerve cells in the nucleus accumbens, a small region in the brain that is commonly associated with reward, emotion, … Read more on Science Daily (press release)


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