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Behcet’s Disease Has Genetic Link To Ancient Silk Road Trade Route
2013-01-07 10:42:03

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers continuing the study of the human genome have mapped out four new regions that are associated with a painful and often dangerous condition–Behcet´s disease–found in people with a lineage to ancestors along the Silk Road. The Silk Road was used as an important trade route for nearly 2,000 years, linking the Far East and Europe. But along with the trade of goods and cultures, also came the exchange of...

2012-10-18 19:21:00

HORSHAM, Pa., Oct. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A panel of parents who became patient advocates after their children were diagnosed with rare diseases will discuss their struggles and successes in navigating the drug development process on Monday at a Washington, D.C., conference sponsored by DIA and the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). The work carried out by these parents through rare disease associations can be one of the most important factors in getting lifesaving help...

2010-07-21 11:56:15

Scientists have identified key genes responsible for a severe inflammatory disease that has spread along the old silk trading routes from the Far East to the edge of Europe. University of Manchester researchers, working as part of a large international consortium, have revealed some of the genetic mutations that lead to Behçet's disease. The group's findings are published in Nature Genetics. Behçet's is a vascular disease where the body's normal...

2010-07-13 15:19:48

Researchers with the National Institutes of Health have found susceptibility to Behcet's disease, a painful, inflammatory condition, to be associated with genes involved in the body's immune response. Although the Greek physician Hippocrates described Behcet's disease (pronounced BET'-chet's), more than 2,000 years ago, the condition existed in relative obscurity until the early 20th century. Named for the Turkish physician who first classified it in 1937, Behcet's disease is found almost...

2004-11-28 06:00:06

Q MY seven-year-old daughter has vitiligo. This started when she was three and has now spread to her knees, back and arms. What can be done about this? A VITILIGO is a distressing condition which causes patches of depigmented (very pale) skin and hair. It is what Michael Jackson says caused his skin to fade. In most cases we don't know why it happens, although it is linked to conditions such as Addison's disease, diabetes, pernicious anaemia and thyroid problems and can sometimes be...