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PFF Summit 2015: From Bench to Bedside will take place November 12-14 in Washington, D.C. CHICAGO, April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) announced
Center for Integrative Studies in Inflammatory Bowel Disease New York, NY (PRWEB) April 27, 2015 The Sanford J.
On May 5, people living with pulmonary hypertension (PH) and their loved ones will ask their social media friends around the world to join their fight against a life-threatening disease too often
UC Davis investigators have settled a long-standing controversy surrounding the molecular basis of an inherited disorder that historically affected Ashkenazi Jews from Eastern Europe but now also
CYRAMZA Now Approved in the U.S.
Miami-based global Clinical Research firm conducts life-impacting studies for Parkinson's drugs. MIAMI, April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
The Chicago Affiliate of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is Raising Funds and Awareness for the Fourth Leading Cause of Cancer Death in the United States CHICAGO, April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/
Early Detection of Lyme Disease Possible with Ancon Medical Nanoparticle Biomarker Tagging Technology Device, Further Research Bloomington, MN (PRWEB) April
On May 16, the Alzheimer Society of Ontario invites Ontarians to plant hope for a better tomorrow for people touched by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Toronto,
On May 16, plant hope for a better tomorrow for people touched by Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. TORONTO, April 21, 2015 /CNW/ - Gardening is about hope and optimism.
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,...
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...
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...
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....
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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