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2009-10-14 14:34:53

The most common gene for a syndrome associated with abnormal heart rhythms and sudden death triggers epileptic seizures and could explain sudden unexplained death in epilepsy, said researchers from Baylor College of Medicine in a report that appears today in the journal Science Translational Medicine. The identification of this particular potassium channel KvLQT in neurons of the central nervous system gives scientists a clue about which epilepsy patients face the greatest risk of dying...

2009-10-12 16:53:19

A multi-national research team has discovered that two genetic factors converge to increase the risk of sudden cardiac death. The investigators "“ from the United States, Italy and South Africa "“ report in the journal Circulation that variations in the gene NOS1AP increase the risk of cardiac symptoms and sudden death in patients who have an inherited cardiac disease called congenital long-QT syndrome. The findings will help in assessing the risk of sudden death "“ and...

2009-09-28 08:18:00

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- JHP Pharmaceuticals, LLC ("JHP") announced today that it had developed, and received approval by the FDA for Dantrium® IV (dantrolene sodium for injection), a rapidly mixing product. Dantrium® IV now reconstitutes in approximately 20 seconds, which is 4 times faster than before, saving valuable time and effort during a malignant hyperthermia (MH) emergency. Dantrium® IV, the rapidly mixing...

2009-09-20 13:36:25

2 genes represent potential drug targets for both heart and endocrine disease Genes previously known to be essential to the coordinated, rhythmic electrical activity of cardiac muscle -- a healthy heartbeat -- have now also been found to play a key role in thyroid hormone (TH) biosynthesis, according to Weill Cornell Medical College researchers. The authors' findings, published online this week by the peer-reviewed journal Nature Medicine, suggest that mutations of either of two gene products...

2009-09-09 00:03:05

A South Jersey man says his eyesight is returning, weeks after doctors at Wills Eye Institute in Philadelphia implanted electrodes behind his left eye. Michael Adler, 49, began losing his sight as a child, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Tuesday. Recently, when he was sitting in church he saw what he described as an odd white glow -- which turned out to be an open hymnal. Every day, I can make out more than I could the day before, he told the newspaper after tests at the University of...

2009-07-28 10:30:00

Seven applicants receive a total of over $1.7 million BERWYN, Pa., July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The NephCure Foundation (NCF) has awarded more than $1.7 million to researchers in its 2009 Scientific Research Grant Program. The announcement was made by Henry Brehm, NephCure Foundation's Executive Director and Dr. Lawrence Holzman, Chair of the NCF Scientific Advisory Board. The Scientific Grant Program supports basic, transitional and clinical research initiatives to understand the...

2009-07-21 12:19:19

Using a common cold virus to deliver a corrected gene to cystic fibrosis cells restores normal function to lung tissue, researchers in North Carolina said. The treatment is the most efficient gene therapy for cystic fibrosis to be found in the last 20 years, researchers at the University of North Carolina said Tuesday in a release. The next step is to ensure the safety of the delivery system so it can be administered to cystic fibrosis patients, who suffer from thicker-than-normal mucus that...

2009-07-16 11:10:19

Cystic fibrosis medicines that help to break down mucus in the lungs may carry an unexpected long-term benefit, a study suggests.The treatments not only help breathing in the short term - they may also make lung infections develop to be less harmful in the long run, research from the University of Edinburgh shows.Scientists studied how bacteria which infect the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients gather nutrients from their surroundings. The work builds on the knowledge that most bacteria...

2009-05-28 07:32:00

LINCOLN, R.I., May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Neurotech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that the Company's product candidate, NT-501, demonstrated a strong biologic effect in two Phase 2 clinical trials for retinitis pigmentosa (RP). RP is a slowly developing condition that causes the progressive degeneration of rod & cone photoreceptor cells in the retina that over time diminishes night and peripheral vision and eventually leads to blindness. RP is an orphan-designated indication for which...

2009-05-21 06:45:00

WASHINGTON, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Before your kids are out the schoolroom door and off to the pool or baseball field this summer, take a few preventive steps to help protect their hearts. Prevention may be as simple as making sure children eat nutritious meals, exercise, stay away from cigarettes and have check-ups. Be aware that for some children who have an inherited heart disorder known as Long QT Syndrome, research shows that typical summer activities can trigger sudden...


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Cystic Fibrosis
2013-07-19 15:03:45

Cystic fibrosis, also called mucoviscidosis, is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder of the viscous secretions in the body. In turn, it effects the lungs, pancreas, liver, and intestines, as well as all other exocrine glands in the body. The most common genetic mutation that causes CF is a deletion of three nucleotides that results in a loss of phenylalanine, an amino acid at the 508th position on the protein. It should be noted, however, that there are over a thousand other mutations that...

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  • A stinking tobacco.
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