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burrowing frog
2014-07-01 03:45:29

Society for Experimental Biology Scientists at the University of Queensland, Australia, have identified key genes that help burrowing frogs avoid muscle wastage whilst they are dormant. These genetic insights could help prevent muscle atrophy in bedridden human patients, or even astronauts. For most mammals, including humans, when muscles are inactive over a long period, they lose condition and waste away. However, some animals can remain dormant for several months and yet suffer...

2014-06-18 23:07:55

For a limited time, you can buy two bottles for DON'T PAUSE and get one at no charge at AntiAging Institute of California. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 The AntiAging Institute of California is now making a special offer for DON’T PAUSE. For a limited time, DON’T PAUSE for Menopause will be available with a special buy-two, get-one offer that allows people to save more than $25 on their next purchase. DON’T PAUSE is designed to combat the 45 symptoms of menopause as...

2014-06-05 23:16:18

New officers focused on uniting the multiple system atrophy community to defeat the rare and terminal, neurodegenerative disorder. Expansion of the Board of Directors will be announced soon as important work continues. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 The Multiple System Atrophy Coalition has elected new officers of its board of directors during their annual general meeting. Incorporated in 1999, The Multiple System Atrophy Coalition is a growing nonprofit 501 (c) 3 organization...

2014-05-13 08:33:32

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As women near menopause, they often struggle with weight gain. Menopause weight gain tends to accumulate around the midsection, and this weight can be more difficult to lose. Natural supplements may offer women the additional support they need to lose their menopausal weight gain and keep it off. Menopause is the transition between a woman's fertile years and the rest of her life. It can be a time of positive life changes, but it...

Building Better Muscles With Green Tomatoes
2014-04-10 05:50:19

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Muscle atrophy, or wasting, is a problem caused by aging and a variety of illnesses and injuries. The surprising answer to this according to a new study from the University of Iowa might be green tomatoes. The research team, led by Christopher Adams, M.D., Ph.D., UI associate professor of internal medicine and molecular physiology and biophysics, used a screening method that previously helped them identify a compound in apple peel as...

2014-04-09 16:31:50

Researchers headed by Antonio Zorzano at IRB demonstrate that the DOR protein promotes muscle mass loss in mice. The scientists hypothesize that the design of an inhibitor against DOR would serve to prevent and tackle muscle wasting in patients suffering from sarcopenia and cachexia. The pathological atrophy of skeletal muscle is a serious biomedical problem for which no effective treatment is currently available. Those most affected populations are the elderly diagnosed with sarcopenia...

2014-03-21 23:25:53

As part of its $219,000 initial multiple system atrophy research grant funding round, The MSA Coalition® has awarded $25,00 to Dr. Roy Freeman of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for research to determine whether alpha-synuclein deposits are a valid biomarker for multiple system atrophy. Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 21, 2014 The Multiple System Atrophy Coalition has awarded a $25,000 grant to Dr. Roy Freeman of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center to carry out a pilot study to...

2014-03-19 23:32:15

Eduardo Benarroch, M.D. of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Has been awarded a research grant for his project "Mechanisms of Excessive Daytime Sleepiness and Sleep Related Respiratory Dysfunction in MSA.” In January 2014, The MSA Coalition announced the funding of five MSA research grants for a total of $219,000. Richester, MN (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 The Multiple System Atrophy Coalition has awarded a $50,000 grant to Dr. Eduardo Benarroch of the Mayo Clinic Rochester for a new...

2014-03-17 23:24:53

The MSA Coalition® announced in January 2014 the funding of five MSA research grants for a total of $219,000 including the "Global MSA Registry & Study Group.” The project is being led by researchers from Austria and the USA and will facilitate future international MSA trial recruitment and promote sharing of anonymous patient information to identify the natural history of multiple system atrophy (MSA). New York, New York (PRWEB) March 17, 2014 The Multiple System Atrophy...

2014-03-14 23:24:40

The MSA Coalition announced in January 2014 the funding of five MSA research grants for a total of $219,000 including the project "Stem cell-based Therapeutics Platform for MSA." The project is being led by Vikram Khurana, M.D, Ph.D. (Massachusetts General Hospital) and could lead to genomics and small molecule discovery platform for multiple system atrophy (MSA). Boston, Massachusetts (PRWEB) March 14, 2014 The Multiple System Atrophy Coalition has awarded a $50,000 grant to...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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