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Dangerous Pathogens Lurk In New York Citys Rat Population

Dangerous Pathogens Lurk In New York City's Rat Population

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Late-night legend David Letterman has been joking about the size of New York City rats for years; however, a new study from Columbia University researchers has found that the disease threat...

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2014-10-16 23:00:16

New book ‘Alzheimer’s—What They Forget to Tell You’ is an inspiring true account of author Caron Leid taking care of her mother for 13 years ONTARIO, Canada (PRWEB) October 17, 2014 Although more and more people are being affected by Alzheimer’s disease, there is not enough information surrounding the true daily struggle of the disease. But one thing is for sure, this disease does not only rob a person of their memory, it takes their dignity and independence with it....

2014-10-16 12:30:21

First FDA Approved Treatments in United States for Devastating Lung Disease Affecting More than 200,000 Americans, with Survival Rate of Just Three to Five Years CHICAGO, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) applauds the approval of Esbriet(®) (pirfenidone) and OFEV(®) (nintedanib) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as the first disease-specific therapies for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) in the United States....

2014-10-16 08:31:49

- 99 Lives Cat Genome Sequencing Initiative Makes Discoveries Using Maverix Analytic Platform - SAN MATEO, Calif., Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers from the University of Missouri and the 99 Lives Cat Genome Sequencing Initiative today announced groundbreaking discoveries of novel mutations in the cat genome found to correlate to two human eye diseases, retinitis pigmentosa and Leber's Congenital Amaurosis. The 99 Lives Cat Genome Sequencing Initiative is a joint project...

2014-10-15 23:06:25

Dr. Rudy Tanzi Discovers New Method of Studying Alzheimer’s as Organization Celebrates a Decade of Milestone Achievements with Fall Symposium Wellesley, Mass. (PRWEB) October 15, 2014 The Cure Alzheimer’s Fund today announced that one of its lead researchers, Dr. Rudy Tanzi, has led a team in the creation of human brain cells that can develop the defining characteristics of Alzheimer’s in a Petri dish, allowing unparalleled study of the disease. Dr. Tanzi’s groundbreaking research...

2014-10-15 16:29:22

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OhioHealth "Delay the Disease", an evidenced-based fitness program designed for people with Parkinson's Disease, is one of the newest members of the OhioHealth family of neuroscience programs. The community-based wellness program is designed to empower those living with Parkinson's Disease by optimizing their physical function and helping to delay the progression of symptoms associated with Parkinson's Disease. To view the multimedia...

2014-10-14 23:04:28

In its thirty-six year history, the American Parkinson Disease Association Cozias Fellowship has been awarded to only twenty-eight scientific investigators New York, NY (PRWEB) October 14, 2014 The American Parkinson Disease Association is pleased to announce the application process for this prestigious award is now open. The George C. Cotzias, MD Memorial Fellowship was developed by the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) in 1979 to honor Dr. Cotzias who was a pathfinder in...

2014-10-14 16:28:48

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- State and territorial health departments have been mobilizing for months to respond to possible imported cases of Ebola. Since the summer, they have been creating Ebola guidelines and algorithms for their healthcare facilities and providers, collaborating with their West African populations, and communicating with the public about the disease and how to prevent an outbreak. "The biggest thing the states are working on right...

2014-10-14 16:26:02

LONDON, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Use this report to:- Learn about the main women's health disorders and relevant disease prevalence population.- Identify the impact of demographic, economic, and other factors that will drive future demand for the women's health therapeutics market.- Assess the long-term outlook for women's health therapeutics, taking into account market opportunities, as well as technological and financial factors.- Identify leading drug manufacturers and receive...

2014-10-13 12:26:32

Recognizing unique patient needs on Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day, mbcInfoCenter.com offers important metastatic breast cancer resources in one convenient place WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Oct. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Understanding the burden of metastatic breast cancer (MBC), and the toll it takes on patients and their loved ones, Eisai Inc. announced today the launch of mbcInfoCenter.com, a new online portal designed to provide important resources that may help women with MBC manage...

2014-10-10 12:24:24

Alzheimer's Care Grant Program for 15 Million Eligible Family Caregivers in North America LOS ANGELES, Oct. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hilarity for Charity(®), a movement established with the Alzheimer's Association(®), led by actors and writers Lauren Miller Rogen and Seth Rogen to inspire change and raise awareness of Alzheimer's disease among the millennial generation, will partner with Home Instead Senior Care(®), to offer grants for in-home care services to eligible U.S. and...


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Marfan's Syndrome
2013-07-19 15:22:33

Marfan's syndrome is a genetic disorder of the connective tissue that causes excessively tall stature and long extremities. It is carried by the gene FBN1, which encodes the connective protein fibrillin-1, and is a dominant trait. The human genetic makeup contains a pair of FBN1 genes, so because of its dominance, inheriting one affected FBN1 gene from either parent will result in Marfan's syndrome. It effects both males and females, and has no ethnic bias. It was named after Antoine Marfan,...

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2011-04-28 18:03:11

Yersinia enterocolitica is a species of gram-negative coccobacillus-shaped bacterium, belonging to the family Enterobacteriaceae. Infection from Yersinia enterocolitica causes the zoonotic disease yersiniosis. Most infected animals recover from the disease and become asymptomatic carriers. Acute infections lead to mild self-limiting entero-colitis or terminal ileitis in humans. Symptoms include watery or bloody diarrhea and fever. After oral uptake it replicates in the terminal ileum and...

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2011-04-15 15:38:47

Helicobacter pylori is a Gram-negative, microaerophilic bacterium that can inhabit various areas of the stomach, particularly the antrum. It causes low-level inflammation of the stomach lining and is linked to gastric ulcers and stomach cancer. Out of those infected, 80%, are asymptomatic. It was initially named Campyloacter pyloridis and then renamed C. pylori to correct the Latin grammar error. It was later placed in the genus, Helicobacter. Over 50% of the population has H. pylori in...

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2011-04-15 14:02:16

Clostridium perfringens (formerly known as C. welchii) is a Gram-positive, rod-shaped, anaerobic, spore-forming bacterium of the genus Clostridium. It is always present in nature and is a normal component of decaying vegetation, marine sediment, the intestinal tract of humans, other vertebrates, insects, and soil. It can be a human pathogen and also harmlessly ingested. Commonly it is encountered in infections as a component of the normal flora where it takes a minor role in the disease....

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2011-03-04 17:45:07

Zucchini Yellow Mosaic Virus (ZYMV) is an aphid-borne potyvirus and is regarded as a major pathogen of cucurbits. It affects pumpkins, squashes, vegetable marrows, courgettes, melons, watermelons, cucumbers, gherkins, and various gourds especially zucchinis. The effects are severe leaf mosaic, yellowing and eventually the leaves show "shoestring" symptoms. Fruits can become stunted, twisted and deformed by raised protuberances, which make them unmarketable. Infection may be spread through...

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Word of the Day
reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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