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2014-06-24 12:24:58

IRVINE, Calif., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- St. Joseph Health and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim will team up at tonight's Angels game to recognize Cancer Survivorship Day and honor those who have survived the disease. The partnership is focused on raising awareness for the fight against cancer, which affects about half of all men and a third of all women in the United States. Two St. Joseph Health cancer survivors will be recognized during the pregame ceremony. Daniel Mabbott,...

2014-06-24 10:39:41

Washington University in St. Louis Researchers believe they have learned how mutations in the gene that causes Huntington’s disease kill brain cells, a finding that could open new opportunities for treating the fatal disorder. Scientists first linked the gene to the inherited disease more than 20 years ago. Huntington’s disease affects five to seven people out of every 100,000. Symptoms, which typically begin in middle age, include involuntary jerking movements, disrupted...

2014-06-24 08:25:25

BEERSE, Belgium, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New report calls on governments to play their part and improve surveillance, screening and diagnosis of hepatitis C worldwide 'Tackling hepatitis C: Moving towards an integrated policy approach', a report published by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) today reveals that many countries around the world have been slow to respond with national policies on hepatitis C despite recent government...

2014-06-23 23:01:30

Dr. Forrest Hannan, D.C. of Glendora CA announces the June Diabetes Educational Dinner Engagement where diabetic patients review the traditional diabetic route then will be immersed with how real results can be obtained. Glendora, CA (PRWEB) June 23, 2014 At the Diabetic Educational Dinner, Dr. Forrest Hannan, D.C. discusses how traditional diabetic handling includes prescribing one or more oral medications to manage the disease and as the problem progresses more types of insulin will be...

2014-06-23 16:24:56

Conference attendees to focus attention on emerging public health concern NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At an annual meeting of over 1,000 disease detectives and epidemiologists from around the country, public health experts will discuss the emergence of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). The breakout session, taking place Wednesday, June 25 from 2 PM to 3:30 PM, will discuss how the disease was detected, how it is transmitted, and how state and...

2014-06-23 04:20:45

Inovio's Immunotherapy will Treat Women with Inoperable HPV-caused Cancer BLUE BELL, Pa., June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE MKT: INO) today announced it has initiated a phase I/IIa clinical trial to evaluate safety, immunogenicity, clinical responses and disease-free survival of its DNA immunotherapy product, INO-3112, in treating human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated cervical cancer. INO-3112 is a combination of Inovio's lead active immunotherapy...

2014-06-19 23:07:19

To help dog owners and event organizers better understand and prevent transmission of infectious diseases in dogs, CHF and OFA announce a newly funded study that will provide practical guidelines to reduce the risk of disease spread in the canine population. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 Social and sporting events for dogs are on the rise. Just like their human counterparts, the more dogs interact, the more at risk they are for contracting illnesses in public places. To help dog...

Man With Hair-Loss Disease Gets New Growth Using Arthritis Drug
2014-06-19 15:21:48

Gerard LeBlond for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online Doctors at Yale University administered treatment for a non curable disease (alopecia universalis) in a 25-year-old man that left him without any hair. After the treatment, the man grew a full head of hair, eyebrows, eyelashes, armpit, facial and other hair on various parts of his body. His disease had not been previously treated and this was the first reported case with successful results. “The results are exactly what we...

2014-06-19 09:39:33

University of Michigan Health System Persistence pays off with new mouse model of primary dystonia Twist and hold your neck to the left. Now down, and over to the right, until it hurts. Now imagine your neck – or arms or legs – randomly doing that on their own, without you controlling it. That's a taste of what children and adults with a neurological condition called dystonia live with every day – uncontrollable twisting and stiffening of neck and limb muscles. The mystery...

2014-06-19 08:28:14

SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, France, and SAN DIEGO, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nicox S.A. (NYSE Euronext Paris: COX), the international ophthalmic company, and Sequenom, Inc. (NASDAQ:SQNM), a life sciences company providing innovative genetic analysis solutions, today announced that Nicox's subsidiary, Nicox Inc. is launching expanded access to Sequenom Laboratories' RetnaGene(TM) portfolio of laboratory-developed genetic tests in the United States (U.S.). The RetnaGene portfolio includes...


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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
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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