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2014-06-30 04:21:29

PARIS, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pharnext SAS announced today that Ipsen has joined its Board of Directors. Highlights -- Ipsen will be represented on Pharnext's board of directors by Marc de Garidel, CEO. -- Ipsen has also become a shareholder of Pharnext through the conversion of its bonds into equity. -- Pharnext retains worldwide commercialization rights to PXT-3003 for the treatment of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 1A (CMT 1A). Quotes...

2014-06-23 12:29:40

ANZAC Research Institute uses NextCODE's diagnostics and discovery solutions to mine entire genomes for novel mutations in X-linked Charcot-Marie-Tooth syndrome CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NextCODE Health today announced that a team at the ANZAC Research Institute in Sydney, Australia have used NextCODE capabilities to home in on novel sequence variants underlying X-linked Charcot-Marie-Tooth syndrome (CMTX). CMTX is a rare and progressively debilitating...

2014-06-23 04:20:30

PARIS, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pharnext SAS today announced that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have granted orphan drug designation to PXT-3003 for the treatment of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 1A (CMT 1A). Highlights

2014-04-08 23:22:15

A monotype print by Milda Vizbar, a Westbeth artist from New York City, has been accepted into the Muscular Dystrophy Association Art Collection. Tucson, Ariz. (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 A monotype print by Milda Vizbar, a Westbeth artist from New York City, has been accepted into the Muscular Dystrophy Association Art Collection. Now in its 22nd year, the Collection features artwork from people across the country living with muscular dystrophy and related disorders. “What! Stairs, Stairs...

2014-02-24 16:25:28

GREENSBORO, N.C., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It's hard to put yourself in the position of others, but, imagine: You've woken up from what promised to be a simple surgery, except you can't move your foot. Your doctor is telling you there was a complication and your foot is paralyzed. Your foot won't have to be amputated; however, you may never walk again without the aid of a walker or a brace. Or maybe you've been dreading the time when you'd begin losing the control of your lower...

2013-06-27 12:37:01

Scientists from the University of Sheffield have paved the way for new treatments for a common genetic disorder thanks to pioneering research on zebrafish — an animal capable of mending its own heart. Charcot Marie Tooth disease (CMT) is the most common genetic disorder affecting the nervous system. More than 20,000 people in the UK suffer from CMT, which typically causes progressive weakness and long-term pain in the feet, leading to walking difficulties. There is currently no cure...

2013-05-16 23:26:53

For National Neuropathy Awareness Week (May 13-17), The Neuropathy Association and the Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation Call Attention to the Diagnostic Challenges Hurting Millions of Neuropathy Patients. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 16, 2013 Continued lack of peripheral neuropathy awareness combined with Medicare reimbursement cuts for diagnostic tools are causing major impediments to neuropathy epidemic prevention, patient care, and treatments according to The Neuropathy Association and the...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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