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2008-10-14 06:00:36

The Foundation to Eradicate Duchenne (FED), the CureDuchenne Foundation, AVI BioPharma and Prosensa will host an Exon Skipping Conference for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy from October 14 -17, 2008 at the Banbury Center of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, NY. Participants are being drawn from a wide area of research, from chemistry to regulatory authorities, to critically review progress on oligonucleotides as therapeutic agents for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Over the...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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