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2014-06-24 11:15:22

Warwick University Research led by the University of Warwick’s Systems Biology Centre and Warwick Medical School in collaboration with groups in Nice and Rotterdam has been able to demonstrate how the cycle of cell division in mammalian cells synchronises with the body’s own daily rhythm, its circadian clock. The study not only helps to explain why people with sustained disrupted circadian rhythms can be more susceptible to cancer, it may also help establish the optimal time of day to...

2014-04-29 16:21:02

ms Rotterdam and ms Volendam sail cruises from 14 to 90 days SEATTLE, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- From winter 2014 through spring 2015, Holland America Line will have two ships exploring the mysteries and wonders of the Far East. The 1,432-passenger ms Volendam will sail a series of 14- to 17-day cruises and nonrepeating itineraries, while the 1,404-passenger ms Rotterdam takes an epic 90-day "Passage to the Far East" journey....

2014-03-14 12:26:09

BRUSSELS, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Emakina Group (Alternext Brussels: ALEMK) published its annual results for 2013 today. Consolidated sales rose by 2.7% compared with 2012. At the same time, earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) fell from 7.7% of total sales in 2012 to 6.1% in 2013. Finally, the consolidated net profit (excluding amortisation of goodwill) rose by 12% from EUR 1,052,780 in 2012 to EUR 1,176,999 in 2013. As in previous...

2014-01-21 12:26:10

46 Elite Athletes From 13 Countries Invited For 118th Running on April 21 BOSTON, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In its 29(th) year as principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon, John Hancock Financial today announced the elite field for the 118(th) running of the Boston Marathon on April 21. A complete field list follows. Reigning champions Lelisa Desisa and Rita Jeptoo will return to defend their titles, but will be challenged by the fastest field ever assembled for the world's...

2013-03-12 23:01:04

National Mesothelioma Law Firm of Baron and Budd Decries Industry Reports Citing Chrysotile ℠Safe´ When Monitored Dallas, TX (PRWEB) March 12, 2013 The sixth United Nations Rotterdam Convention is scheduled in Geneva, Switzerland, April 28-May 10, amid controversy over a vote to decide whether chrysotile (white asbestos) will finally be included on the consummate List of Controlled Hazardous Substances. The multilateral treaty, ratified in 2002 to protect humans and the...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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