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2011-11-07 22:00:00

Scientists at Rochester Institute of Technology and Dowling College are matching proteins to the job they perform in the human body. Their research could lead to drugs that target proteins and switch on or off specific functions associated with various diseases. (PRWEB) November 07, 2011 Imagine playing Go Fish with 3,000 cards. Scientists at Rochester Institute of Technology and Dowling College are engaged in a similar game with higher stakes. Instead of cards, they are matching the...

2008-10-14 18:00:13

NEW YORK, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- In the wake of a decision by the Suffolk County Legislature to spend millions of taxpayer's dollars to purchase a portion of Dick Cavett's Montauk estate, the Association for a Better Long Island is appealing to Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy and New York State Governor David Paterson to reconsider plans to close on the $18 million deal as governments face draconian service cuts following Wall Street's economic implosion. Desmond Ryan, Executive...

2008-08-11 15:00:00

By Claude Solnik Nora V. Demleitner Dean and Professor of Law Hofstra University School of Law The dynamic, new dean of Hempstead-based Hofstra's law school, Demleitner is the first woman to serve in this capacity. She received her J.D. from Yale Law School, her B.A. from Bates College and an LL.M. with distinction in international and comparative law from Georgetown University Law Center. After law school, Demleitner clerked for the Hon. Samuel A. Alito Jr., then a member of the...

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.'