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2008-07-28 15:00:22

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS--(Marketwire - July 28, 2008) - Allon Therapeutics Inc. (TSX:NPC) - A potential new treatment for Alzheimer's disease that reduces the classic Alzheimer's "tangle" pathology in mice has also improved specific memory function in humans with amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI), a precursor to Alzheimer's disease, according to a presentation today at a news conference hosted by the Alzheimer's Association at their International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease and...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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