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2014-07-08 08:32:22

MIAMI, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) announced the election of two new members to its Board of Directors: James F.T. Monhart and Robert M. Melzer. "Both Jim and Bob bring an extraordinary passion for Parkinson's disease, along with tremendous skills and personal networks to help advance the mission," stated John W. Kozyak, Esq., NPF Chairman of the Board. "Their combined professional expertise and philanthropic commitment is a...

2014-07-01 12:28:25

Volunteer Advisors Drive PDF Mission and Patient-Centric Approach NEW YORK, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Parkinson's Disease Foundation® (PDF®) is pleased to announce new members of its People with Parkinson's Advisory Council. The council is made up of individuals from around the US - all of whom live with Parkinson's or are a care partner to a loved one - who bring the professional skills and personal experiences that will help advance PDF's goals of supporting...

2014-06-12 13:03:50

University of Oxford Oxford University researchers funded by Parkinson's UK have developed a simple and quick MRI technique that offers promise for early diagnosis of Parkinson's disease. The team demonstrated that their new MRI approach can detect people who have early-stage Parkinson's disease with 85% accuracy, according to research published in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. 'At the moment we have no way to predict who is at risk of...

2014-04-28 23:13:23

Forum Uniquely Brings Together Leading Family Offices and Their Foundations Seeking Impact Investment, Grant-Giving, and Philanthropy Opportunities within Health and Life Sciences New York, NY (PRWEB) April 28, 2014 FPRT Bio, a clinical stage company developing a novel anti-inflammatory drug therapy for the treatment for neurodegenerative diseases including ALS, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease, announced today it has been selected to present at the Cavendish Global Health Impact...

2014-04-18 12:22:35

Join us at the largest grassroots event in the U.S. to raise awareness and funds for Parkinson's research KINGSTON, N.J., April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Parkinson Alliance announced today that the 20(th) Parkinson's Unity Walk will take place on Saturday, April 26, 2014, in New York City's Central Park. The Parkinson's Unity Walk is the largest grassroots event for Parkinson's disease; uniting thousands of supporters from across the country in a common goal; to raise...

2014-04-10 16:22:44

PHOENIX, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On the eve of the 20(th) anniversary of Celebrity Fight Night, the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center is unveiling an extensive expansion that doctors say will help thousands more patients receive care. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140410/LA03005 The Center is the primary beneficiary of Celebrity Fight Night, an annual fundraising gala that will be held this year in Phoenix on April 12. Celebrity Fight Night attracts generous...

Parkinson's Patients May Retain Independence Using Google Glass
2014-04-09 13:40:57

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers as Newcastle University in the UK are studying how Google Glass can be used as an assistive aid to help people with Parkinson's disease -- the wearable technology might help patients retain their independence. University researchers received five pairs of Google Glass as a donation from Google. The wearables allow researchers to test how people with long-term health conditions can use Glass. The University's Digital...

2014-02-26 08:29:48

MIAMI, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) announced the election of a new Chairman of the Board, John W. Kozyak, Esq., and four new members to its Board of Directors: Patricia de Stacy Harrison, Alessandro Di Rocco, M.D., Timothy Martorella and Roberto L. Palenzuela. "NPF is honored to have John Kozyak as our new Chairman of the Board and to welcome its new members. Each one provides diverse perspectives, reflective of our national...

2014-01-29 12:28:20

Alliance Leverages Independent Nonprofit Strengths to Enrich Programs for Parkinson's Community NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Parkinson's Disease Foundation® (PDF®) is pleased to announce its support of the Alliance of Independent Regional Parkinson Organizations (AIRPO), a consortium recently formed with the shared goals of finding a cure for Parkinson's and supporting those who live with the disease. AIRPO encourages collaboration, leverages...


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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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