- n.A gene that cause fruit flies — and perhaps humans — to more readily succumb to the effects of alcohol.Example Citation:"Researchers seeking insights into the genetics of human alcoholism are trying a new technique — getting fruit flies drunk.They have found a gene, nicknamed 'cheapdate,' that makes it easier for flies to get drunk. The research suggests a similar gene may play a role in human susceptibility to alcohol, said scientists at the Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center at the University of California at San Francisco."— Reuters, "Tipsy Flies Aid Study," The New York TimesRelated Words: Category:
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cosmeceutical — n. A pharmaceutical product that provides cosmetic benefits. Example Citation: Oddly enough, science and beauty have become allies in a field some professionals refer to as cosmeceuticals. The term was coined by Albert Kligman, the University of… … New words
drunk dial — (DRUNK dy.uhl) v. To make an embarrassing phone call while inebriated. Also: drunk dial. n. A phone call made while drunk. Example Citation: Drunk dialing brings blushes of recognition. Oh, yes. Saying things that you shouldn t be saying because… … New words
nutraceutical — (noo.truh.SOO.tuh.kul) n. A pill or other pharmaceutical product that has nutritional value; a food that has had its nutritional value enhanced by pharmaceuticals. (Also spelled as nutriceutical.) Example Citation: Purists, who stick to the… … New words
transgenic — adj. Describes an animal or plant that has been genetically altered. Example Citation: The transplantation of foreign genes into plants has provoked widespread fear around the world that mankind would poison the environment. But to date there has … New words