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2011-08-01 16:26:30

News Summary Using state-of-the-art, 7 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology, University of Minnesota Medical School researchers may have uncovered a better approach to diagnosing and treating epilepsy. Quotes "There is huge potential here to improve patient care through improved approaches to magnetic resonance imaging," said Dr. Thomas Henry. University of Minnesota Physician neurologist. "When you see how much clearer these 7 Tesla images are, compared with standard MRI, it's...


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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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