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2011-10-13 20:49:44

The findings advance AIDS vaccine development Researchers at The Scripps Research Institute have uncovered the surprising details of how a powerful anti-HIV antibody grabs hold of the virus. The findings, published in Science Express on October 13, 2011, highlight a major vulnerability of HIV and suggest a new target for vaccine development. "What's unexpected and unique about this antibody is that it not only attaches to the sugar coating of the virus but also reaches through to grab...

2011-08-18 07:15:00

SHANGHAI, Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- VacChina 2011 -- China's largest vaccine meeting -- welcomes world class biotechs and pharmas to discuss the opportunities of development of novel vaccine R&D and manufacturing technologies in China. The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on March 1, 2011, that the national regulatory authority of China -- the State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA), along with affiliated institutions -- now meets WHO indicators for a functional...

2011-08-16 06:30:00

ATLANTA, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GeoVax Labs, Inc. (OTCQB/OTCBB: GOVX), an Atlanta-based, biopharmaceutical firm developing vaccines to prevent and fight Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infections, today announced receipt of a $3.6 million annual notice of award for the Integrated Preclinical/Clinical AIDS Vaccine Development (IPCAVD) Grant supporting GeoVax's HIV/AIDS vaccine program. This grant was originally awarded in 2007 to GeoVax by the National Institutes of...

2011-07-19 13:10:00

NEW YORK, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Rabin Martin, a leading global management consultancy working at the crossroads of health, announced today that Dr. Jeffrey L. Sturchio, President & Chief Executive Officer of the Global Health Council, will join the firm in September as Senior Partner. Sturchio will guide strategy, identify emerging issues and create new partnerships for the firm's corporate, multilateral and nonprofit clients. (Photo:...

2011-07-19 00:00:00

Flexible, agile and generous funding structures needed to ensure development and delivery of lifesaving new options for HIV prevention ROME, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the last year, promising trial results and critical scientific breakthroughs have changed the HIV prevention landscape, providing new opportunities for both a broader response to the epidemic with new prevention options and broader clinical and laboratory agendas with new research targets. At the same time,...


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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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