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April is Heartworm Awareness Month, but the threat of heartworm disease—which affects more than a million pets is the U.S.—is year-round.
A team led by scientists from UCLA has validated an experimental protocol that will now become the ‘gold standard’ for detecting the early onset of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new report in the journal Alzheimer’s and Dementia.
PRINCETON, N.J., March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Signum Dermalogix, Inc., ("Dermalogix"), a biotechnology company focused on the discovery and development of innovative compounds and
March 24 is World Tuberculosis Day HARRISBURG, Pa., March 24, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In observance of World Tuberculosis Day, Acting Secretary of Health Dr.
PPMI now recruiting individuals with genetic mutation linked to Gaucher disease NEW YORK, March 24, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Parkinson's Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI),
American Diabetes Association Encourages the Public to Know their Risk ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 24, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today marks the annual American Diabetes Association
- Oral tablet offers prescription strength B12 option for the estimated 48 million Americans with a B12 deficiency ROSELAND, N.J., March 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Emisphere Technologies,
Part of Government's Aggressive Fight Against the Disease MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, March 18, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Equatorial Guinea has held the first clinical trial of
New Partnership Announced at SXSW Engages Youth and Sports in Fight against Malaria Austin, TX (PRWEB) March 17, 2015 Today, at South by Southwest, the
LONDON, March 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- MethodologyThe majority of the quantitative and qualitative information contained in this research service was acquired through primary
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...
- The practice of two or more parties jointly purchasing all or part of a butchered cow and dividing the meat between them.