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2009-12-02 08:09:41

A series of newly discovered pits in the bottom of the Hudson Canyon, 100 miles southeast of New York Harbor, may be a key ingredient for the abundant and diverse marine ecosystem in and around the canyon, according to research by scientists from Rutgers University and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Peter Rona, professor of marine science at Rutgers' Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, and Vincent Guida, a research fisheries biologist at the NOAA Northeast...

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2009-11-09 09:19:14

A chemical culprit responsible for the rapid, mysterious death of phytoplankton in the North Atlantic Ocean has been found by collaborating scientists at Rutgers University and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI).  This same chemical may hold unexpected promise in cancer research. The team discovered a previously unknown lipid, or fatty compound, in a virus that has been attacking and killing Emiliania huxleyi, a phytoplankton that plays a major role in the global carbon...

2009-11-05 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6: FIRST COLLEGE FOOTBALL GAME Profile America -- Friday, November 6th. The first intercollegiate football game was played on this date in 1869, between Rutgers and Princeton in New Brunswick, New Jersey. The game, which resembled soccer more closely than today's college football,...

2009-10-29 08:00:00

NEWARK, N.J., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rutgers-Newark and Verizon Wireless officials came together on the University Heights campus in Newark today to mark the close of Domestic Violence Awareness Month and announce the expansion of UHopeLine, an extension of the company's exclusive HopeLine® wireless phone recycling program that places permanent collection points on college campuses. Recognizing the silent epidemic of dating abuse, UHopeLine is designed to...

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2009-06-30 15:20:00

 A new neuropsychological memory test is helping to uncover how Parkinson's disease can alter people's ability to learn about the consequences of the choices they make. The test was developed by Dr. Mark Gluck, professor of neuroscience at the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience at Rutgers University, Newark, working with co-researchers at Rutgers, New York University, and in Hungary.As reported in a forthcoming article in the journal Brain (advanced access published May 4,...

2009-06-03 07:51:53

Researchers find widely held theory on "Saccadic Suppression" is incorrect with discovery that the brain is blocking information from awarenessResearchers at the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience (CMBN) at Rutgers University in Newark have identified the need to develop a new framework for understanding "perceptual stability" and how we see the world with their discovery that visual input obtained during eye movements is being processed by the brain but blocked from...

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2009-05-11 08:34:18

Missed satiety cues from infants linked to obesity As the childhood obesity epidemic in the United States continues, researchers are examining whether early parent and child behaviors contribute to the problem. A study from the Department of Nutritional Sciences, Rutgers University, published in the May/June 2009 issue of the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior reports that mothers who miss signs of satiety in their infants tend to overfeed them, leading to excess weight gains during...

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2009-04-14 15:25:00

Researchers from Rutgers University reported on Tuesday that only 60 percent of Americans search their homes for possibly contaminated recalled foods, Reuters reported. Food recalls in the United States have been increasing in recent years, as Salmonella outbreaks have sickened 700 people and lead to the deaths of nine people in 2009 alone. The U.S. is currently in the middle of an ongoing recall of pistachios contaminated with the bacteria. However, the Rutgers research, which surveyed...

2009-04-13 11:44:00

BOTHELL, Wash., April 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BioLife Solutions, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BLFS), a leading developer and marketer of proprietary cGMP hypothermic storage and cryopreservation media products for cells, tissues, and organs, today announced that the Rutgers University Cell and DNA Repository (RUCDR), the world's largest university-based biologics repository, has adopted the Company's CryoStor as the exclusive cryopreservation media for its transformed lymphocyte cell...

2009-04-07 12:22:36

Purdue and Rutgers universities will co-lead a U.S.-Canadian research group in a six-year, $30 million U.S. Department of Homeland Security study. The researchers said they will create methods and tools to analyze and manage data in preparing for, preventing, detecting, responding to and recovering from terrorist attacks as well as natural and man-made disasters. The 14 universities involved in the project will be led by Purdue in focusing on the Visualization Sciences, while Rutgers will...


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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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