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Coeliac disease

Coeliac disease Coeliac disease, also spelled celiac disease, is an autoimmune disorder of the small bowel that occurs in genetically predisposed people of all ages from middle infancy. Symptoms include chronic diarrhoea , failure to thrive (in children) and fatigue , but these may be absent a more

Trade and use of saffron

Trade and use of saffron (大阪府), Kansai , Honshū , Japan . Saffron has been used as a seasoning , fragrance , dye , and medicine for more than 3,000 years.. The world's most expensive spice by weight, saffron consists of stigmas plucked from the saffron crocus (Crocus sativus). The resulting more

History of saffron

History of saffron fresco from the excavation of Akrotiri on the Aegean island of Santorini . The history of saffron in human cultivation and use reaches back more than 3,000 years. and spans many cultures, continents, and civilizations. Saffron , a spice derived from the dried stigmas of t more

Equipartition theorem

Equipartition theorem peptide . The jittery motion is random and complex, and the energy of any particular atom can fluctuate wildly. Nevertheless, the equipartition theorem allows the average kinetic energy of each atom to be computed, as well as the average potential energies of many vibrationa more

Elias Ashmole

Elias Ashmole , c. 1681, below. Elias Ashmole (23 May 1617 – 18 May 1692 ), the celebrated English antiquary , was a politician , officer of arms , student of astrology and alchemy , and an early speculative Freemason . He supported the royalist side during the English Civil War , and at the more

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