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2011-10-06 10:58:34

The drug also increased the length of time before a patient relapsed and more patients taking it remained free of relapses A new oral drug has been shown in a large international clinical trial to significantly reduce the relapse rate of people with multiple sclerosis and to slow the progression of the disease. The results of the Phase 3 trial of the drug teriflunomide were published in The New England Journal of Medicine on Thursday. "This could be a safe, effective and convenient...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'