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at luhs

  • n  (Greek mythology) a Titan who was forced by Zeus to bear the sky on his shoulders
  • n  a collection of maps in book form
  • n  the 1st cervical vertebra
  • n  a figure of a man used as a supporting column

  • We use the atlas every day, to figure out which genes are important to the biology of the tumor, and which are bystanders.
  • The atlas would give researchers and physicians around the world access to virtual maps of how the brain functions, to compare with data they obtain from scans of their subjects or .
  • Most promisingly, he established the Allen Institute for Brain Science, which has produced an atlas of gene activity in the mouse brain, mapping 20,000 genes so far.
News & Articles


  • Min Kao in International Herald Tribune
    Given the high growth and rapid change the navigation market has undergone to date, we feel that now is the right time for Garmin to move ahead with this proposed combination with Tele Atlas,said Min Kao, the Garmin chief executive.
  • Harry Truman in Reuters UK
    I can't find words adequate to express my appreciation of the beautiful picture of the Atlas Mountains painted by you,Truman, US president from 1945-53, wrote to Churchill. "I shall treasure the picture as long as I live and it will be one...
  • Jancis Robinson in USA Today
    You are going to see people introduced to wines from weird countries, like Belgium,says Jancis Robinson, wine expert and co-author of the latest edition of the "World Atlas of Wine."

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