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2012-04-23 04:13:07

An Army medical researcher has reportedly developed a potential vaccine carrier he believes will extend the shelf life of essential vaccines, allowing for stockpiles of them to be created and shortages of these critical treatments to be avoided, the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) said in a statement Sunday. The findings, which were presented Sunday afternoon at the Experimental Biology 2012 meeting, were discovered by U.S. Army Major Jean M. Muderhwa....


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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