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2011-04-20 12:10:00

HOUSTON, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This past weekend on April 16-17, 2011, 37 partners, associates, staff, family and friends of Susman Godfrey L.L.P. rode 180 miles from Houston to Austin as part of the BP MS150. As part of that ride, the team's members have raised roughly $100,000 to support research to find a cure and treatment for multiple sclerosis. This makes Susman Godfrey one of the event's largest law firm team fundraisers. It also represents a dramatic increase in the firm's...

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2009-11-20 07:55:00

Researchers have shown how an experimental drug might restore the function of nerves damaged in spinal cord injuries by preventing short circuits caused when tiny "potassium channels" in the fibers are exposed. The chemical compound also might be developed as a treatment for multiple sclerosis. Because nerves usually are not severed in a common type of spinal cord trauma, called "compression" injuries, the drug offers hope as a possible treatment, said Riyi Shi, a professor in Purdue...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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