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2009-05-15 12:30:00

WELLESLEY, Mass., May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The New England Chapter - Bay State Branch of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), the leader in setting the agenda for diabetes research worldwide and the largest charitable funder and advocate of type 1 research, will host its 27th Annual Hearts & Heroes Gala on Saturday, May 16, 2009 at the Boston Marriott Copley Place. JDRF will pay tribute to Duane DeSisto, President and Chief Executive Officer of Insulet Corporation, as Honoree...

2009-05-13 15:01:00

TORONTO, May 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Transition Therapeutics Inc. ("Transition" or the "Company") (TSX: TTH; NASDAQ: TTHI), a product-focused biopharmaceutical company developing therapeutics for disease indications with large markets, today announced its financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2009. Selected Highlights ------------------- During the third quarter of fiscal 2009 and up to the date of this press release, the Company achieved the following...

2009-04-30 09:37:27

Scientists believe they may have found a preventative therapy for Type 1 diabetes, by making the body's killer immune cells tolerate the insulin-producing cells they would normally attack and destroy, prior to disease onset.Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition, where the body attacks its own insulin producing cells. It is very serious, with a sudden and dramatic onset, usually in youth. People with Type 1 diabetes must maintain an insulin-monitoring and insulin-injecting regimen for the...

2009-04-21 17:12:00

- The Ford Fusion Hybrid team will attempt to drive more than 1,000 miles for more than 43 continuous hours - on a single tank of gas, raising money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in the process - The most fuel-efficient, mid-sized sedan in America - the Fusion Hybrid driven by a team of Ford hybrid engineers, a fuel efficiency expert and a NASCAR star, will have to achieve an average of at least 57 mpg on the challenge to reach its goal - By using Eco-Driving techniques...

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2009-04-06 19:57:42

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Monday said it has received a major gift from the estate of late U.S. music star Luther Vandross. Vandross died in July 2005 at age 54, more than two years after suffering a debilitating stroke. The R&B icon had a family history of diabetes, and he suffered from the disease, the foundation said. Luther was one of the most generous persons whose personality and talent left an imprint on everyone, Carmen Romano, his longtime business manager and...

2009-03-31 06:00:00

- Key Step in Ongoing Research to Replicate Insulin-Producing Function of Healthy Pancreas for Type 1 Diabetes Patients - SANTA BARBARA, Calif., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- A key step toward the successful development of an artificial pancreas for patients with diabetes has been achieved, according to new research published in this month's issue of Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics. Researchers at the University of California at Santa Barbara, Sansum Diabetes Research Institute and...

2009-03-27 08:00:00

Healthy Hoosiers Alliance made up of health organizations from public and private sector; Will work together to implement new approaches designed to achieve better patient outcomes INDIANAPOLIS, March 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) have joined with five other leading health organizations in Indiana to form the Healthy Hoosiers Alliance with a goal to fill the gaps in diabetes care by addressing health care quality,...

2009-03-04 07:02:00

The 2009 Walk to Cure Diabetes will be held Saturday, October 17 at Centennial Olympic Park ATLANTA, March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The Georgia Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) has announced that Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia (BCBSGa) President, Monye Connolly, will serve as the Corporate Chair for its annual, and largest, fundraising event, Walk to Cure Diabetes. The event is scheduled in Atlanta at Centennial Olympic Park on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009. Last...

2009-02-23 11:06:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A simple check-off option on Pennsylvania's income tax return allows filers to contribute a portion of their tax refund to support research for juvenile diabetes, more commonly known as Type 1 diabetes, the state Health Department said today. Type 1 diabetes makes children dependent on injected or pumped insulin for life. Complications can include damage to the eyes, kidneys, cardiovascular system, nerves and/or blood vessels. The disease...

2009-02-04 16:13:39

The idea is to teach the immune system of children at high risk for type 1 diabetes not to attack the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas. "We want to create a no-go zone," said Dr. Andrew Mellor, immunologist who directs the Medical College of Georgia Immunotherapy Center. Type 1 diabetes is classified as an autoimmune disease because the immune system targets healthy islet cells for destruction, leaving young patients unable to use glucose, a major fuel source for the body. MCG...


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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.'
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