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2012-02-07 14:49:41

The first European Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) for the diagnosis and management of Wilson's disease are published today by the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) on the EASL website -- www.easl.eu.(1) Developed to assist physicians and healthcare providers in the clinical decision making process, the guidelines describe best practice for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with Wilson's disease -- a rare genetic(2) disorder that, if left untreated, is fatal....

2010-10-12 05:00:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Adeona Pharmaceuticals, Inc., (Amex: AEN) announced five scientific publications on the role of copper toxicity and zinc deficiency in Alzheimer's disease and cognitive decline. The author of all these publications is Adeona's scientific founder and consultant, George J. Brewer, M.D., the Morton S. and Henrietta Sellner Emeritus Professor of Human Genetics and Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan. The first two publications describe the...

2010-09-11 02:16:25

In people with Alzheimer's, the brain becomes riddled with clumps of protein, forming what are known as amyloid plaques. Now, a report appearing in the September 17th print issue of Cell appears to have found a function for the amyloid precursor protein (APP for short) that yields the prime ingredient in those plaques. It turns out that APP is an iron oxidase whose job it is to convert iron from an unsafe form to a safe one for transport or storage. When APP fails to function properly, as it...

2007-11-14 09:00:14

Pipex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (AMEX: PP) ("Pipex"), a specialty pharmaceutical company developing innovative late-stage drug candidates for the treatment of neurologic and fibrotic diseases, announced clinical results of Alzheimer's disease test using FreeBound, Pipex's proprietary pharmacodiagnostic device for measurement of serum free and total copper. Dr. David A. Newsome was also highlighted on a medical news segment by New Orleans CBS news affiliate, WWLTV channel 4, entitled, "Copper,...

2007-04-30 09:00:49

Pipex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCBB: PPEX) ("Pipex"), a specialty pharmaceutical company developing innovative late-stage drug candidates for the treatment of neurologic and fibrotic diseases, announced today that it presented two oral presentations at the Annual Wilson's Disease Association (WDA) Conference in New York on April 28th. The presentations entitled "Tetrathiomolybdate for Neurological Initial Presenting Wilson's Disease - an Industry Drug Development Perspective" and "Direct...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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