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  • n  the iridescent internal layer of a mollusk shell

  • For a hemorrhagic stroke, the recipe Liu recommends reads like a shopping list for the witches in Macbeth: thinleaf milkwort root to soothe the mind; nacre to calm the liver and .
  • The mollusk instead coats the intruder with nacre, the secretion used to make its shell, forming a pearl.
  • Why not implant an irritant like a grain of sand in a baby oyster, and see if the oyster would coat it with layers of nacre and thus form a pearl?.
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    Dance accompanied by live music, poetry and, in one case, absolute silence is on tap at Nacre's concert this weekend at the Spa Little Theatre, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs. The Octavo Singers join the troupe to perform "Stabat Mater" (a 13th-century Catholic hymn to Mary) for the premiere of a new work by Nacre artistic director Beth Fecteau. The company also pays homage to dance ...
    Feb. 27, 2014 - Albany Times Union

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