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2013-09-28 23:04:02

Voices Against Brain Cancer, an organization dedicated to brain cancer research and advocacy, discusses a repurposed FDA-approved drug, discovered by Johns Hopkins researchers, that has halted the growth of adult human brain tumor cells implanted in mice. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 28, 2013 Voices Against Brain Cancer discusses the finding of a repurposed FDA-approved drug that has halted the growth of adult human brain tumor cells in a study conducted by Johns Hopkins researchers....

2013-09-27 23:22:46

Professional cyclist Robbie Ventura to lead inaugural bike ride to benefit cancer clinical trials at Gateway for Cancer Research. Schaumburg, Ill. (PRWEB) September 27, 2013 Ready to make a difference in the fight against cancer, nearly 500 cyclists have signed up to ride the inaugural Trails 4 Trials cycling event on Saturday, Sept. 28, in Goodyear, Arizona. Trials 4 Trials is the first organized charity ride in Arizona’s Southwest Valley, benefiting new cancer clinical trials funded...

2013-09-27 10:17:00

Findings may open up new treatment options by extending therapies effective in one cancer type to others with a similar genomic profile Cancer encompasses a complex group of diseases traditionally defined by where in the body it originates, as in lung cancer or colon cancer. This framework for studying and treating cancer has made sense for generations, but molecular analysis now shows that cancers of different organs have many shared features, while cancers from the same organ or tissue...

2013-09-26 13:01:57

Three grants totaling more than $25 million over four years will help three research groups to develop authoritative information on the millions of genomic variants relevant to human disease and the hundreds that are expected to be useful for clinical practice. The awards are from the National Institutes of Health. More and more medical and research centers are sequencing the DNA of whole genomes (the body's entire genetic blueprint) or exomes (the genome's protein-coding region) of...


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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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