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2014-09-18 08:29:26

-ATHENA to Shed Light on Rare, Life-Threatening Kidney Disease - LA JOLLA, Calif., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Regulus Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: RGLS), a biopharmaceutical company leading the discovery and development of innovative medicines targeting microRNAs, announced today it has initiated its ATHENA natural history of disease study in patients with Alport syndrome, a life-threatening genetic kidney disease with no approved therapy. The ATHENA study is designed to...

bromine essential to life
2014-06-06 08:16:31

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Previously, scientists have considered twenty-seven elements to be essential for human life. Recently they have discovered bromine to be the twenty-eighth essential element. Researchers from Vanderbilt University have shown for the first time that, out of the 92 naturally occurring elements, bromine is essential for tissue development in all animals ranging from sea creatures to humans. "Without bromine, there are no animals....

2012-10-24 23:40:46

Boosting the activity of a vitamin-sensitive cell adhesion pathway has the potential to counteract the muscle degeneration and reduced mobility caused by muscular dystrophies, according to a research team led by scientists at the University of Maine. The discovery, published 23 October in the open access journal PLOS Biology, is particularly important for congenital muscular dystrophies, which are progressive, debilitating and often lethal diseases that currently remain without cure. The...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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