Monthly Archives: January 2013

Planned WTC arts center gets boost

A model from Gehry Partners, LLP for a performing arts center at the World Trade Center site.

Associated Press A performing arts center planned for the World Trade Center site has received a financial boost that improves chances of the languishing project to open in four years. The Lower Manhattan Development Corp. on Thursday approved $1 million to hire staff and develop building plans. With the approval, the center could open as […]

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9/11 Families Confront the Terror Plotters that Killed their Children, Asking: ‘What Brings Such Hate? What Happened to Them?’

By Joseph Straw New York Daily News GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba — Loreen Sellitto expected a monster. What she saw was a small, bearded man chit-chatting with four others who helped him kill 3,000 people, including her son, on September 11.  “As a mother, I say they were raised or born as children of their God, […]

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NARSAD Grantees Gain Insight on Fear Memories, May Help Treat PTSD

Read more about this study in Nature Neuroscience A pair of small almond-shaped structures called the amygdalae are often said to be the human brain’s “fear centers.” Many experiments have shown their involvement in the fear response—a complex series of biological processes that are set in motion when we are, for instance, startled or perceive […]

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