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2012-06-04 17:21:14

Some neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis and cerebral palsy are associated with the inability to repair the chronic destruction of myelin sheaths that surround the core of a nerve fiber and function to speed transmission of nerve impulses. To better understand the failure to remyelinate these nerves in disorders involving loss of these sheaths, researchers at Baylor College of Medicine examined how myelin forms during development. They found that a transcription factor known...

2009-03-19 10:17:00

- United States Continues as Leading Country Investor - NEW YORK, March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite the global economic crisis that began last year, the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA) posted record results in 2008 for the second straight year in all three measured categories -- the number of projects, job creation and capital investment. Overall, the NFIA supported 182 investment projects of foreign companies that located various operations in the Netherlands -- a remarkable...

Word of the Day
  • 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.'