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2014-07-14 12:48:10

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Study pinpoints a molecular cause of cachexia, and hints at a potential treatment New research raises the prospect of more effective treatments for cachexia, a profound wasting of fat and muscle occurring in about half of all cancer patients, raising their risk of death, according to scientists from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Many strategies have been tried to reverse the condition, which may cause such frailty that patients can't endure potentially...

2014-06-30 08:30:01

LUGANO, Switzerland, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Exclusive distribution and licensing agreement signed for the commercialization of Helsinn's compound currently in development for the treatment of cancer anorexia-cachexia syndrome in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients Helsinn Group, the company focused on building quality cancer care, today announces that rights to anamorelin, its innovative ghrelin receptor agonist, have been granted in Turkey to GEN Ilac....


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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