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2014-06-25 08:30:37

This first-of-its-kind program brings together the deepest expertise to protect prenatal brain development in children with congenital heart defects PHILADELPHIA, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) today launched the Fetal Neuroprotection and Neuroplasticity Program. Building on growing evidence of the interaction of heart disease and brain development in the fetus, this Program will systematically investigate innovative therapies...

2014-06-04 23:07:57

Omixon and CHOP have used next-generation sequencing tools to significantly advance HLA typing, characterizing whole genes with variations fully phased. Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) June 04, 2014 Global bioinformatics software company Omixon, headquartered in Budapest with US offices in Cambridge, MA, announces an exclusive licensing agreement with The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to commercialize a new Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) HLA genotyping assay, for use on the...

2014-03-12 23:24:38

Researchers say a combination of bendamustine and rituximab may be just as effective and less toxic than standard chemotherapy for indolent lymphomas. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) March 12, 2014 According to the Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Center, a study published in the journal Blood suggests that patients with certain kinds of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphomas may get equally good results from a new chemotherapy combination than from the standard drugs. Researchers at the Sarah Cannon Research Institute...

2014-03-03 23:22:47

Researchers say reduced white blood cell count with chemotherapy could be corrected with appropriate medication. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) March 03, 2014 Researchers examining the rates of grade 3 and 4 neutropenia, a side effect of chemotherapy, say patients who are younger than 65 are less likely to receive prophylactic treatment for the problem. Neutropenia is characterized by an abnormally low number of neutrophils, a type of circulating white blood cell that destroys bacteria in the blood....


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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