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Latest Hope To Huntington Stories

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2009-06-05 06:36:13

Researchers say they have made a significant breakthrough in understanding the mechanism by which Huntington's disease selectively destroys only certain brain cells in patients afflicted with the illness. Experts say the discovery could provide them with a target against which to develop and direct long-awaited treatments for the fatal disease.  They also hinted that their new understanding could prove significant for research on more common degenerative brain disorders such as...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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