Quantcast

Latest Frank Accurso Stories

2010-12-23 08:16:42

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a common disease which affects the entire body, causing progressive disability and often-early death.  Patients with normal to mildly impaired lung function, however, may be given some new hope thanks to a recent study investigating a novel drug.  It's called denufosol, and it is an investigational treatment designed to help prevent formation of the sticky mucus that is a characteristic of the disease. "Although the lungs of children...

2010-12-17 17:18:44

Cystic fibrosis (CF) patients with normal to mildly impaired lung function may benefit from a new investigational drug designed to help prevent formation of the sticky mucus that is a hallmark of the disease, according to researchers involved in a phase 3 clinical trial of the drug. Called denufosol, the investigational medication can be given early in the CF disease process, and may help delay the progression of lung disease in these patients, the researchers found. The findings were...


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.'
Related