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FDA Roundup: November 22, 2022
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Tue, 22 Nov 2022 16:35:42 EST

FDA Approves First Gene Therapy to Treat Adults with Hemophilia B
FDA approves Hemgenix, an adeno-associated virus vector-based gene therapy indicated for treatment of adults with Hemophilia B (congenital Factor IX deficiency)

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FDA Roundup: November 18, 2022
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FDA Approves First Drug That Can Delay Onset of Type 1 Diabetes
Today, the FDA approved a new drug to delay the onset of stage 3 type 1 diabetes in adults and children 8 years and older who currently have stage 2 type 1 diabetes.

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FDA Warns Seven Companies for Selling Dietary Supplements with Claims to Treat Cardiovascular Disease
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FDA Spurs Innovation for Human Food from Animal Cell Culture Technology
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FDA Warns Firms for Selling Illegal E-cigarettes That Look Like Toys, Food, and Cartoon Characters
The FDA issued warning letters to five firms for the unauthorized marketing of 15 different e-cigarette products that are packaged to look like toys, food, or cartoon characters and are likely to promote use by youth.

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Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 28, 2022 is:

wheedle • \WEE-dul\  • verb

Wheedle means "to use soft words or flattery," usually for the purpose of persuading someone to do something or to give you something. It is often used disapprovingly, and is frequently followed by the word into, as in "wheedle one's way into favor."

// The sales clerk tried to wheedle us into spending more money than we wanted.

// We managed to wheedle the juicy details about her date out of her.

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"In the book [Françoise Gilot] recalls a moment when Claude, a small boy, pleaded to be allowed into her studio. Loitering just outside her door, he wheedled, 'I love you, Mama.' No luck. He liked her painting, he told her, adding after a time, 'It's better than Papa's.' At that, she weakened and welcomed him inside." — Ruth La Ferla, The New York Times, 19 Jan. 2022

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Wheedle has been a part of the English lexicon since the mid-17th century, though no one is quite sure how it wheedled its way in. (It has been suggested that the term may have come from the Old English word wǽdlian, which meant "to beg," but this is far from certain.) Be careful not to confuse wheedle with the similar-sounding weasel. While both words are applied in situations in which someone is trying to persuade another person, weasel is especially apt in cases in which the persuader is being clever or dishonest in their efforts, while wheedle always specifically involves soft words and flattery.

Mon, 28 Nov 2022 00:00:01 -0500


Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 27, 2022 is:

onomatopoeia • \ah-nuh-mah-tuh-PEE-uh\  • noun

Onomatopoeia means “the creation or use of words that imitate sounds.” It can also refer to the words themselves.

// The poem “Cynthia in the Snow” by Gwendolyn Brooks is famous for its beautiful onomatopoeia, capturing in vivid language snow’s many and distinct aural effects.

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“[John] Madden’s influence, steeped in Everyman sensibilities and studded with wild gesticulations and paroxysms of onomatopoeia—wham! doink! whoosh!—made the N.F.L. more interesting, more relevant and more fun for over 40 years.” — Ben Shpigel, The New York Times, 28 Dec. 2021

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English speakers have only used the word onomatopoeia since the 1500s, but people have been creating words inspired by the sounds heard around them for much longer. It may not surprise you to learn that fizz, jingle, toot, and pop are onomatopoeic in origin, but did you know the same is true of bounce, tinker, and blimp? Boom! Now you do. In fact, the presence of so many imitative words in language spawned the linguistic bowwow theory, which postulates that language originated in the imitating of natural sounds. While it’s highly unlikely that onomatopoeia is the sole impetus for human language, it certainly made a mark, which is nothing to sneeze at.

Sun, 27 Nov 2022 00:00:01 -0500


Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 26, 2022 is:

sustain • \suh-STAYN\  • verb

Sustain means "to provide what is needed for something or someone to exist or continue; to nourish." It can also mean "to hold up the weight of," "to suffer or endure," or "to confirm or prove." In legal contexts, to sustain something is to decide or state that it is proper, legal, or fair.

// Hope sustained us during that difficult time.

// The shed roof collapsed, unable to sustain the weight of all the snow.

// The athlete sustained serious injuries during last week's game.

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"'Besides being a vast reservoir of biodiversity, the deep ocean provides us with benefits ranging from carbon sequestration, to medicine, to food chains that sustain billions of people,' said [Diva] Amon, who is a marine biologist and director and founder of SpeSeas." — Targeted News Service (Honolulu, Hawaii), 11 Mar. 2022

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The word sustain is both handy and hardy. Its use has been sustained since the days of Middle English (its ultimate source is Latin sus-, meaning "up," plus tenēre, meaning "to hold") by its utility across a variety of consequential subjects, from environmental protections to legal proceedings to medical reports. The word is so prevalent and so varied in its application, in fact, that it enjoys sustained high ranking as one of our top lookups—evidence of our readers’ sustained commitment to, well, sustaining themselves with information about words.

Sat, 26 Nov 2022 00:00:01 -0500


Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 25, 2022 is:

jejune • \jih-JOON\  • adjective

Jejune is a formal word often used as a synonym of juvenile to describe things (such as behaviors, attitudes, etc.) that are immature, childish, or simplistic. It can also mean "uninteresting" or "boring."

// Her rude and jejune remarks about the painting were entirely unbefitting someone of her stature in the art world.

// The movie adaptation employed surreal visual effects to tell the story, making the plot, jejune in the novel, archetypal rather than artless.

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"These formulations—'rise up or submit,' 'insist on your autonomy'—border on the jejune. Yes, we live in a world of laws, drudgery, interdependence. But we also live in a world rife with real injustice and, like any concept, freedom is always contextual." — William Finnegan, The New York Times, 17 May 2021

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Starved for excitement? You won't get it from something jejune. The term comes to us from the Latin word jejunus, which means "empty of food," "hungry," or "meager." When English speakers first used jejune back in the 1600s, they applied it in ways that mirrored the meaning of its Latin parent, lamenting "jejune appetites" and "jejune morsels." Something that is meager rarely satisfies, and before long jejune was being used not only for meager meals or hunger, but also for things lacking in intellectual or emotional substance. It’s possible that the word gained its now-popular "juvenile" or "childish" sense when people confused it with the look-alike French word jeune, which means "young."

Fri, 25 Nov 2022 00:00:01 -0500


Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 24, 2022 is:

cornucopia • \kor-nuh-KOH-pee-uh\  • noun

A cornucopia, also known as a horn of plenty, is a curved, hollow goat’s horn or similarly shaped receptacle (such as a horn-shaped basket) that is overflowing, especially with fruit and vegetables. The image of a cornucopia is commonly used as decoration and as a symbol of abundance, but the word cornucopia is today more often encountered in its metaphorical use referring to an overflowing abundance, or to a seemingly inexhaustible amount of something.

// The zoo’s new aviary is a veritable cornucopia of color and sound, with scores of different bird species swooping and squawking through the canopy.

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“When I was 11, I moved to Texas and discovered the cornucopia of packaged options in the chips aisle. I quickly grew fond of Salt and Vinegar in particular, but I missed the sharp flavors of the snacks I’d eaten in Karachi ...” — Mariya Karimjee, Bon Appétit, 20 Apr. 2022

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Cornucopia comes from the Late Latin cornu copiae, which translates literally as “horn of plenty.” A traditional staple of feasts, the cornucopia is believed to represent the horn of a goat from Greek mythology. According to legend, it was from this horn, which could be filled with whatever the owner wished, that the god Zeus was fed as an infant by his nurse, the nymph Amalthaea. Later, the horn was filled with flowers and fruits, and given as a present to Zeus. The filled horn (or a receptacle resembling it) has long served as a traditional symbol in art and decoration to suggest a store of abundance. The word first appeared in English in the early 16th century; a century later, it developed the figurative sense of “an overflowing supply.”

Thu, 24 Nov 2022 00:00:01 -0500
MJoTA is an acronym for Medical Journal of Therapeutics Africa,, click here.

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The story of how MJoTA started, and its early days, was published by University of the Sciences in Philadelphia periodical in the summer of 2007, just before my first trip to Nigeria to gather stories and images. To download the story, click here.

The Medical Writing Institute was started in Nov 2008, 6 months after I left University of Sciences in Philadelphia to focus on MJoTA and to unsuccessfully arrange financing for Nairobi Womens Hospital in Kenya. Only 3 or 4 students may enroll each year, 2 or 3 is even better click here.

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