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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...


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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.'