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2012-02-15 08:00:00

On Jan. 18th 2012, the Honorable Judge Carol E. Higbee ordered an extended deadline for the sixth wave of core discovery for the Accutane lawsuit mass tort in New Jersey. Over 7,000 lawsuits have been filed in less than three years, since Accutane was pulled off the US market. Accutane is a popular acne medication specifically made to treat people who have extreme cases of acne. The lawsuits allege that Hoffman-LaRoche, the company manufacturing Accutane, failed to warn patients on the severe...

2012-01-25 08:30:00

WESTMINSTER, Colo., Jan. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- GeneThera, Inc. (OTCQB: GTHR) announced today that it has acquired a majority ownership of Applied Genetics, a molecular diagnostic company based in Monterrey, Mexico. Applied Genetics is a molecular diagnostic company that focuses on commercializing molecular testing for Johne's disease in Mexico. This acquisition is part of a broader strategy aimed at quickly initiating Applied Genetics revenue-generating operation. Dr. Tony...

2012-01-23 14:00:00

On February 4, 2012 at Parx Casino, the Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Chapter of the Crohn´s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) will host its third Zumba Fundraiser for Crohn´s & colitis. Bensalem, PA (PRWEB) January 23, 2012 On February 4, 2012 at Parx Casino, the Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Chapter of the Crohn´s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) will host its third Zumba Fundraiser for Crohn´s & colitis. All money raised at the event will...

2012-01-13 09:30:00

ATLANTA and RED BANK, N.J., Jan. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Millions of people in the U.S. live with chronic health conditions, and many may find it difficult to manage their condition. The Women Succeeding with Chronic Conditions health pavilion provides comprehensive information and practical solutions designed to help those touched by a chronic condition lead a full and active life. Featuring world renowned health and fitness expert Dr. Pamela Peeke--who will demonstrate exercise techniques...

2012-01-04 15:48:41

The incidence and prevalence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are increasing with time and in different regions around the world, according to a new study in Gastroenterology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. "Insight into the worldwide epidemiology of inflammatory bowel disease is important for the identification of geographic patterns and time trends," said Gilaad G. Kaplan, MD, MPH, of the University of Calgary and lead author of this study. "Our...

2011-12-26 07:23:28

A team of Weizmann Institute scientists has turned the tables on an autoimmune disease. In such diseases, including Crohn's and rheumatoid arthritis, the immune system mistakenly attacks the body's tissues. But the scientists managed to trick the immune systems of mice into targeting one of the body's players in autoimmune processes, an enzyme known as MMP9. The results of their research appear today in Nature Medicine. Prof. Irit Sagi of the Biological Regulation Department and her...

2011-12-20 12:58:15

Increased risk of inflammatory bowel disease in women with endometriosis: a nationwide Danish cohort study Women with endometriosis are up to twice as likely to develop inflammatory bowel disease as those without this reproductive disorder, suggests a large study published online in Gut. And the effect can last for up to 20 years after their diagnosis of endometriosis–a condition in which cells from the womb lining implant in other areas of the body. Endometriosis is relatively...

2011-12-19 09:38:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Kenneth Rainin Foundation announced today its inaugural 2012 Innovations Symposium, which will be held on Friday, July 20, 2012 at The Four Seasons Hotel Chicago. This unique first-of-its kind one-day symposium will bring together preeminent investigators in human evolution, genetics, microbiology and the environment to describe and explore how advances in each of these fields can promote out-of-the-box thinking and foster...

2011-12-15 14:36:38

The association between the inflammatory bowel disease ulcerative colitis and a gene that makes certain cell surface proteins has been pinpointed to a variant amino acid in a crucial binding site that profoundly influences immune response to antigens, including gut bacteria, reports a team of researchers at the University of Pittsburgh, Cleveland Clinic, Carnegie Mellon University and Harvard Medical School. They published the findings today in the online version of Genes & Immunity....

2011-12-08 23:38:45

Three new locations for Crohn's Disease genes have been uncovered by scientists at UCL using a novel gene mapping approach. The complex genetic and environmental causes of Crohn's Disease (CD) have long been difficult to untangle. CD, a type of Inflammatory Bowel Disease that affects about 100 to 150 people per 100,000 in Europe, is characterised by inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract. Even though twin and family studies suggest a high heritability for CD of 50-60%, so far the...