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2011-01-22 00:00:40

Immunologist Thomas L. Rothstein, MD, PhD, and his colleagues from The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research have staked their reputations on finding these so-called "B1 cells" that make "natural" protective antibodies and come online before the adaptive immune system is mature enough to start working. And that is precisely what they have done. Manhasset, NY (Vocus/PRWEB) January 21, 2011 It has long been thought that the human body contains innate immune defense B cells that are present...

Word of the Day
  • 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.'