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2010-10-28 11:43:01

Using tiny gold "nanoshells" to deliver just a little heat to breast tumor cells already treated with radiation boosts the killing potential of the treatment "“ not just shrinking the tumor but killing the cancer stem cells, said researchers at Baylor College of Medicine, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center and The Methodist Hospital in a report that appears today in Science Translational Medicine. In studies of tumor cells grown in the laboratory and of mice with the...


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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