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2011-05-11 08:12:00

HAMBURG, Germany, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the growing interest in the sensitive blood-test for the detection of tumor-specific DNA-molecules, Inostics GmbH (Hamburg, Germany) has founded a US subsidiary. Inostics' non-invasive test based on the BEAMing-Technology is one of the most sensitive methods available today for the detection of tumor specific mutations and is already used in studies by pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. The founding of Inostics Inc....


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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