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Latest Rasmussen's encephalitis Stories

2011-09-09 10:00:00

Imagine having a child with seizures so severe that the only known treatment is a cerebral hemispherectomy â“ removal of half the brain. For those living with Rasmussen's Encephalitis, this severe surgery is one of the few known treatments. Enter the Rasmussen Encephalitis (RE) Children's Project, a foundation that supports scientific research to find a cure for this devastating neurological disease, which has recently donated $111,000 to researchers in the departments of...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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