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2014-01-07 12:27:12

Richard H. Scheller and Thomas C. Sudhof on Tuesday, March 4 NEW YORK, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation today announced that the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles will host the 2014 Lasker Lectures featuring recipients of the 2013 Lasker Awards. The annual Lasker Lectures feature presentations by laureates who explore pressing scientific questions related to biomedical research. This is the first time...

Three American Scientists Win 2013 Nobel Prize In Physiology Or Medicine
2013-10-07 11:11:24

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Three scientists at American universities were awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their work describing the cellular machinery behind the transport and secretion of proteins in the body’s cells. Based on their experiments with yeast, the scientists – Randy W. Schekman from the University of California at Berkeley, Thomas C. Südhof from Stanford University and James E. Rothman from Yale University -- were...


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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