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2014-06-10 00:22:14

BREDA, the Netherlands, GHENT, Belgium and WHITE PLAINS, New York, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- arGEN-X, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on creating and developing differentiated therapeutic antibodies for the treatment of cancer and severe autoimmune diseases, today announced it has entered into a partnership with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) in which both parties will contribute to the funding of a Phase 2 clinical study of the Company's lead...

2014-05-29 12:28:32

Partnership Set to Raise $250,000 and Provide 12,000+ Hours of Tutoring Services WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While extraordinary progress has been made in treating childhood leukemia and other pediatric cancers in recent years, critical attention must also be paid to the educational and emotional challenges facing kids re-entering school after treatment. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and Sylvan Learning are partnering to raise funds and...

2014-05-22 16:26:35

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Oregon Health & Sciences University forged Beat AML collaboration to find effective therapies for acute myeloid leukemia patients WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) today announced a $4 million commitment by the Harry T. Mangurian, Jr. Foundation to support a groundbreaking collaboration between LLS and with Brian Druker, M.D., of Oregon Health and Science University to "Beat...

2014-05-19 08:29:00

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Foundation Beyond Belief (FBB), a team of atheists, humanists and religious allies, just completed their second year with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Light The Night® fundraising campaign. FBB is a national partner in support of LLS's mission to find cures and ensure access to treatments for patients with blood cancers. As a Special Friend of Light The Night, FBB has raised $930,000 to date. In their first...

2014-05-05 08:28:15

LLS Hosts Renowned Blood Cancer Researchers and Patient Advocates to Shine a Spotlight on Its Cures and Access Agenda in the Nation's Capital WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) announced today that it has passed the $1 billion mark in research investment, a significant milestone in the cancer research landscape as LLS continues its 65 year pursuit of advancing breakthrough therapies, finding cures and ensuring access...

2014-04-30 20:22:57

- Boston Marathon champion to return home to lead 90-minute pace group following historic victory SAN DIEGO, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Competitor Group, Inc. (CGI) today announced that 2014 Boston Marathon champion Meb Keflezighi will participate in the Suja Rock 'n' Roll San Diego Marathon & 1/2 Marathon to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society on Sunday, June 1. Returning to his hometown and continuing the nationwide celebration of his victory, Meb will hit the...

2014-04-22 23:00:54

Civic Duty, cofounded by Julian Omidi and Dr. Michael Omidi, is donating to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Man and Woman of the Year campaigns. Those in the Sacramento area are invited to also support this worthy charity by attending a special art auction and show with performance painter David Garibaldi on April 24, 2014, with all proceeds going to help fund new research in hopes of curing this devastating cancer. (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 Civic Duty applauds the tireless...

2014-04-09 23:29:07

Diana Kyser McNeff will celebrate her 50th birthday with 36,000 other people running the Boston Marathon. Summit, NJ (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 Diana Kyser McNeff, founding partner of COO on Demand, is running the Boston Marathon this year. As a result of the tragic events of last year, the 2014 Boston Marathon is going to be the largest ever, with 36,000 runners and millions of spectators. For Kyser McNeff, this run is special in a very personal way. Running the Boston Marathon has been a...

2014-04-08 12:31:36

Community Leaders throughout the North Bay Area Assemble to Join LLS in the Fight against Blood Cancers SANTA ROSA, Calif., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Greater Bay Area Chapter is launching its 2014 North Bay Man & Woman of the Year (MWOY) fundraising campaign, enlisting influential and compassionate community leaders as candidates competing to raise funds for blood cancer research and cures. In its second year, the North...

2014-04-02 12:31:39

New Program Brings Busy Moms Together to Get In Shape, Meet Other Moms and Raise Funds to Help Fight Cancer SAN FRANCISCO, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Greater Bay Area Chapter has launched Moms In Training, a brand new nine-week workout program geared towards helping busy moms prepare for a 5K race, while meeting other moms in their community and raising funds for LLS's mission to fight blood cancer. Moms In Training is based...


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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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