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2014-03-10 16:31:55

Foundation Champions Innovation & Collaboration to Accelerate IBD Breakthroughs OAKLAND, Calif., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Kenneth Rainin Foundation's 2014 Innovations Symposium: Taming the Microbiome will take place July 15 - 16, 2014, at the Union Square Marriott in San Francisco. The annual event brings together influential and collaborative researchers and institutions, with the common goal of curing Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), a disease that affects...

2014-02-11 16:23:05

Winner will be awarded $100,000 for a project that integrates art and technology and explores the unique identity of San Francisco's Central Market District OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Kenneth Rainin Foundation (the "Foundation") is pleased to announce the Imagining Central Market initiative. San Francisco's Central Market neighborhood is in the midst of transformation into a vibrant hub for arts, culture, entertainment and innovation. To build on...

2014-01-09 16:24:31

Grants will Provide $100,000 for Collaborative and Innovative Projects in any Scientific Discipline to advance Inflammatory Bowel Disease Research OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of its mission to find a cure for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), the Kenneth Rainin Foundation invites Letters of Inquiry for its Innovator Awards program. Submissions will be accepted online from January 15 through February 15, 2014. The program awards $100,000...


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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