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2014-04-28 04:21:08

OXFORD, England, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Orca Pharmaceuticals, a biotechnology start-up developing RORgamma inhibitors for the treatment of autoimmune diseases, has announced a further investment of $1.3 million from BioMotiv, a drug development accelerator based in Cleveland, Ohio and affiliated with The Harrington Project. Founded in 2013, the company's technology is based on intellectual property developed in the laboratory of Professor Dan Littman of New York...


Word of the Day
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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