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2014-01-27 08:27:45

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DioGenix, Inc. announced today new data supporting the clinical validation of MSPrecise®, its proprietary next-generation sequencing (NGS) assay for the identification of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) at first clinical presentation. The prospective study met its primary endpoint by demonstrating the ability of MSPrecise to diagnose patients with MS. The test performed consistently with previous clinical studies, having a...

2014-01-23 12:29:25

New LIFELINE Grant Will Help Sustain Lupus Research That's at the Brink of Breakthrough WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Lupus Foundation of America announced today it is accepting applications to provide critical funding for lupus scientific research, at a time when government funds for lupus research can't keep pace with the accelerating growth of lupus scientific opportunities. The new LIFELINE Grant Program will provide research funds to help mitigate...

2014-01-22 12:25:21

Role model overcomes setbacks to inspire children and adults with type 1 diabetes with 4th Olympic bid INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- News Highlights -- #T1DiabetesChamp and #Lilly #Diabetes spokesperson Kris Freeman @TeamFreeBirdXC named to #Sochi2014 @USOlympic cross-country ski team -- #Lilly #Diabetes and @LillyHealth celebrate @TeamFreeBirdXC Kris Freeman's naming to 4(th) @USOlympic team -- @TeamFreeBirdXC Kris Freeman doesn't let T1...

2014-01-22 10:29:51

Levels of depression and anxiety in people with severe rheumatoid arthritis are higher than previously reported, according to new research. As a result of their findings, a multi-center team led by researchers at the Arthritis Research UK Centre for Genetics and Genomics at The University of Manchester, say that patients with severe active disease, who are waiting to go onto a biological therapy, should be routinely screened for depression by their doctors. The team, led by Professor...

Multiple Sclerosis Patients Could Benefit From Increased Vitamin D Intake
2014-01-21 05:04:08

Karen Feldscher, Harvard School of Public Health For patients in the early stages of multiple sclerosis (MS), low levels of vitamin D were found to strongly predict disease severity and hasten its progression, according to a new study led by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) investigators in collaboration with Bayer HealthCare. The findings suggest that patients in the early stages of MS could stave off disease symptoms by increasing their vitamin D intake. "Because low vitamin D...

2014-01-17 23:20:36

Founder Sharon Kleyne Reports the Latest Discoveries on Relationship Between Dry Eye and Swollen Eyes (PRWEB) January 17, 2014 “Swollen eyes,” according to Bio Logic Aqua Research Founder Sharon Kleyne, is one of the most common symptoms of winter dry eye. Kleyne notes that “swollen eyes” can refer either to “blepharitis,” which is inflammation of the eyelids, “conjunctivitis, which is inflammation of the ocular conjunctiva, the layer of living tissue over the eyes that...

2014-01-17 16:23:40

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Lupus Foundation of America applauds Congress for enacting the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014, H.R. 3547, which provides funding for vital lupus research and education programs. While the legislation provides good news for the fight against lupus, the omnibus bill only partially restores National Institutes of Health (NIH) funds that were previously cut from federal budgets through the automatic spending reductions known as...

2014-01-16 16:24:09

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- XBiotech announced today that it has launched a Phase II study to treat a rare but debilitating disorder, Pyoderma Gangrenosum (PG). This study is based on efficacy seen with anti-IL-1 therapeutic antibody in previous dermatological clinical studies such as psoriasis and acne. PG is expected to be considered an "orphan indication" by the FDA, facilitating expedited clinical development to market. Dr. Armand Cognetta, lead clinical...

2014-01-15 08:29:25

Collaboration Brings Unique Expertise Together THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), the Broad Institute, and Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) announced today that they have launched a strategic collaboration to jointly discover and validate new therapeutic targets and develop novel therapies for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), a chronic disorder that affects millions worldwide. The MGH-Broad-Amgen collaboration brings together...

2014-01-14 16:25:08

Brings Total to $6.6 Million to Educate Healthcare Professionals on Front-Lines of Care NEW YORK, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2014 Omnibus Appropriations Bill released by the U.S. Congress last night provides $2 million to further the Lupus Initiative, the lupus provider education program conceived by the Lupus Research Institute (LRI) in collaboration with the federal government. Expected to pass this week, the appropriation will bring total support to $6.6 million for the...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'