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Etymology: L, dis + coopiere, to cover
(in law) a pretrial procedure that allows one party to examine vital witnesses and documents held exclusively by the adverse party. Discovery is limited to materials, facts, and other resources that could not otherwise be reasonably expected to be discovered and that are necessary to the preparation of the case for trial. Also called pretrial discovery. Compare deposition, interrogatories.
Forensics (1) The ascertainment of that which was not previously known
(2) The disclosure or coming to light of what was previously hidden
(3) The acquisition of knowledge of given facts or acts
Malpractice Events, documents and facts assembled between the time a lawsuit has been filed and before trial, which can be used to defend or prosecute alleged malpractice
Molecular biology See Gene discovery
Therapeutics See Drug discovery


Malpractice Events, documents and facts assembled between the time a lawsuit has been filed and before trial which can be used to defend or prosecute a malpractice case


Pretrial device used to obtain or discover all information, facts, and circumstances surrounding the allegations at issue in the lawsuit. Techniques include interrogatories, requests for production of documents and things, admissions of facts, physical and mental examinations, and depositions.

Patient discussion about discovery

Q. A tumor was discovered in my kidney how should I prepare myself to the future events?

A. sorry to hear...there are all sorts of tumors in kidneys but generally i recommend first of all talking to your family and explain the situation. but only after you understand what it is and what that means. you will need a lot of support and you don't want to leave your loved ones in the darkness about it. believe me that is the basic in preparing yourself to any tumor therapy.
good luck!!
you'll be fine i'm sure!!

Q. what tests do i need to do in order to discover cancer on advance to increase the recovery chance?

A. it's complicated. if there are no signs for it- there is a slim chance you'll get any diagnose. there are do many types of cells in the body.

Q. What are the sides effects the one can be expect after ADHD as been discovered? What are the main symptoms?

A. there are no "side effects". there are three very definite symptoms:
hyperactivity- moving all the time.
short attention span- cannot be focused in something for more them few minutes.
impulsiveness- doing things "without thinking first" (running to the road after a baseball).

there may be only 2 of those symptoms appearing and in different severity.

More discussions about discovery
References in classic literature ?
You wish to know, Doctor Allday, what discoveries Miss Emily may yet make, among her aunt's papers.
Later discoveries she will be good enough to leave to the pens of those persons who can write in the capacity of actual witnesses.
The new discovery engine utilized by Compugen in making these discoveries incorporates a proprietary model of the "peptidome", an in silico prediction of probable human peptides.
This product is uniquely designed to integrate easily into users' existing systems so they can leverage their current resources, allowing for increased productivity, enabling better data collection and use, and providing more opportunities to make breakthrough discoveries.
Collaboration and licensing agreements for development and commercialization of discoveries are arranged on a case-by-case basis.
Gerstel stated, "We expect that during the next two years, Compugen and its licensees and partners will be validating and developing products based on the first wave of discoveries from the Company's initial discovery engines.
Under the terms of the agreement, P&GP will fund a research program at Inpharmatica and pay additional license fees to use discoveries arising from the collaboration.
Furthermore, because of this predictive method of discovery, Compugen believes these discoveries will, in general, prove to have a higher probability for successful development.
The company's tightly integrated approach to chemistry and biology has produced more than 10,000 novel discoveries, enabling it to identify highly specific leads for selected target families on an unprecedented scale.
has the largest commercial portfolio of issued United States patents covering human, full-length genes and the proteins they encode and is leveraging its leading intellectual property and genomic information position to be a leader in therapeutic small molecule, secreted protein and antibody discoveries.
Brigham Exploration Company (Nasdaq:BEXP) today announced its third consecutive Frio bright spot discovery, other recent drilling discoveries and the spud of a high impact test offsetting its Home Run Field in Brooks County, Texas.