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Latest Treatments of Parkinson's Disease Stories

2005-07-03 16:55:00

Analysis of the brain of a patient suffering from Parkinson's Disease has shown that the experimental treatment he received caused regrowth of the nerve fibres that are lost in this disease. The findings are reported in the July issue of Nature Medicine. This is the first time that any treatment has been shown to reverse the loss of nerve fibres in Parkinson's Disease. The 62-year-old man was one of five patients in a pilot study carried out by Mr Steven Gill at Frenchay Hospital in...


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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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