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New Device Could Help Isolate, Capture Target Cells
2012-02-23 05:56:16

Researchers from MIT, Harvard Medical School (HMS) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have developed a new device that they say will make it easier to find specific cells in complex mixtures such as blood samples -- a discovery that could make it easier to diagnose and treat diseases. "Researchers have used a number of techniques to sort cells based on differences in size, density or electrical properties," Anne Trafton of the MIT News Office said in a Wednesday report. "However,...


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  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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