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2011-07-27 16:00:00

Rapid, High Tech Study of Ongoing Epidemic Creates New Paradigm for Outbreak Research BALTIMORE, Md., July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A team led by University of Maryland School of Medicine Institute for Genome Sciences researchers has unraveled the genomic code of the E. coli bacteria that caused the ongoing deadly outbreak in Germany that began in May 2011. To date, 53 people have died in the outbreak that has sickened thousands in Germany, Sweden and the U.S. The paper,...

2011-07-19 16:16:51

Study finds novel interaction between 2 proteins that regulate cell growth Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have discovered a novel interaction between two proteins involved in regulating cell growth that could provide possible new drug targets for treating diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, the most common type of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. In a study published online in Nature Communications, the scientists report that they have found a complex molecular and functional...

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2011-07-06 07:53:34

Prospecting for new and unusual cellulose-digesting enzymes for biofuels production By Robert Sanders, UC Berkeley Bioprospectors from the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Maryland School of Medicine have found a microbe in a Nevada hot spring that happily eats plant material "“ cellulose "“ at temperatures near the boiling point of water. In fact, the microbe's cellulose-digesting enzyme, called a cellulase, is most active at a record 109 degrees Celsius...

2011-06-28 09:30:00

Community volunteers provide "safe haven" for testing over 4,500 Baltimoreans since 2009 BALTIMORE, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Project SHALEM has tested 3,556 Baltimoreans for HIV since 2009, and by the end of today, Project SHALEM hopes to increase this number by 1,000. Comprised of hundreds of volunteers and medical staff, Project SHALEM brings free HIV testing to the public through many community organizations, including the faith-based community. By coordinating...

2011-06-02 12:39:00

Experimental drug may help reprogram tumor cells to respond to hormone therapy BALTIMORE, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A multicenter clinical trial led by a researcher at the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center will evaluate a new approach to treat triple-negative breast cancer, an often-aggressive type of cancer that is more common among African-Americans and young women. The study will help researchers determine if an experimental drug,...

2011-05-05 23:01:00

Doctors Investigate Long Illness and Death of Scientist Known as 'Father of Evolution' BALTIMORE, May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Now, 200 years after the birth of Charles Darwin, the father of evolution, doctors are putting modern medicine to the test to unravel the mystery of the painful illness that plagued the scientist for much of his life. Darwin is the subject of this year's annual Historical Clinicopathological Conference (CPC) sponsored by the University of Maryland School...

2011-04-25 12:00:00

BALTIMORE, April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the W. P. Carey Foundation announced a gift of $30 million to the University of Maryland School of Law. The gift is the largest in the School's history, one of the top 10 largest gifts to any law school, public or private, and one of the largest in the history of the University System of Maryland. The gift will enable the School of Law to strengthen its programs, with a special emphasis on faculty support, and increase the School's...

2011-04-12 15:00:00

Results Presented at American Academy of Neurology Meeting April 12, 2011; Study Received Funding from The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research HONOLULU, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the Baltimore VA Medical Center found that Parkinson's patients who walked on a treadmill at a comfortable speed for a longer duration (low-intensity exercise) improved their walking more than patients who walked for...

2011-03-14 00:00:26

New Public Service Campaign Targets Men to Get Important Screening Tests Bethesda, MD (Vocus/PRWEB) March 12, 2011 Coach Gary Williams of the University of Maryland Terrapins has teamed up to create a new public service campaign on colon cancer screening awareness with the American College of Gastroenterology and the University of Maryland School of Medicine for March. March is typically known for basketball's March Madness, but it is also Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Coach Williams'...

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2011-03-01 09:31:56

Discovery could lead to new therapies for alcoholism University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers have identified two genes associated with binge drinking that may open doors to new, more effective treatments for excessive alcohol drinking. The scientists found that manipulating two receptors in the brain, GABA receptors and toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4), "caused profound reduction" of binge drinking for two weeks in rodents that had been bred and trained to drink excessively. The...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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