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2014-05-29 15:51:33

University of Chicago Medical Center Pinpointing cause of relapse could lead to better therapies A multi-institutional team of researchers has pinpointed exactly what goes wrong when chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) patients develop resistance to ibrutinib, a highly effective, precisely targeted anti-cancer drug. In a correspondence published online May 28 in the New England Journal of Medicine, they show how the mutation triggers resistance. Their finding could guide development of...

2014-05-29 13:53:42

Johns Hopkins Medicine Understanding of mechanism could lead to new drug treatment A genetic variant linked to sudden cardiac death leads to protein overproduction in heart cells, Johns Hopkins scientists report. Unlike many known disease-linked variants, this one lies not in a gene but in so-called noncoding DNA, a growing focus of disease research. The discovery, reported in the June 5 issue of The American Journal of Human Genetics, also adds to scientific understanding of the...

2014-05-29 08:27:06

2014 Public Service Announcement Once Again Rallies the Public to Help Raise Funds for Prostate Cancer Research LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Safeway Foundation and Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), have collaborated again to re-launch their public service campaign featuring actress and SU2C Celebrity Ambassador Marcia Cross, which will debut in June....

2014-05-28 23:12:12

Tissue diagnostics are an important set of techniques, primarily used for the diagnosis, monitoring and management of cancer. The report segments this market by technology, disease, product, end user and geography. http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/tissue-diagnostics-market-1063949.html (PRWEB) May 28, 2014 The “Tissue Diagnostics Market by Technology (Immunohistochemistry, in Situ Hybridization, Digital pathology & Workflow, Special Staining), Disease (Breast Cancer,...

2014-05-27 23:13:00

The Notus Sports Golf Challenge at Birdwood Golf Course on June 19 will raise funds for the Blue Ridge Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Proceeds will be earmarked for fitness programs to help local patients with MS improve their health and ease the progression of the disease. Charlottesville, VA (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 Notus Sports and Event Management Group recently announced the first tournament in a series of charity golf tournaments it will run: the Notus Sports...

2014-05-27 23:11:23

Is this new test the beginning of the end of the Lyme disease epidemic? After hundreds of thousands of misdiagnosed cases of Lyme disease, and a million Americans suffering from the debilitating later stages of the disease, the Meno Clinic Center for Advanced Medicine announces the iSpot Lyme test is now nearly 100% sensitive. Jackson Hole, WY (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 May is Lyme disease awareness month, millions of Americans just spent Memorial Day weekend outdoors and the creepy,...

2014-05-27 23:10:00

Attendees will learn the “unconventional” ways our internationally recognized speakers have found to help their clients overcome debilitating emotional trauma and stress. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 The Academy of Comprehensive Integrative Medicine presents an evidence based conference “Resolve Emotions to Resolve Disease” in Dallas June 20-21, 2014. Featuring internationally recognized medical experts including Jeffrey Benton, DC; W .Lee Cowden, MD, MD(H); Nicholas Eno, ThD,...

2014-05-27 23:08:55

Epidemic of Chronic Kidney Disease of Uncertain Causes Hits Agricultural Communities around the World Oakland, CA (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 MEDICC Review’s landmark print edition of Chronic Kidney Disease Hits Agricultural Communities will be launched in the Salvadoran capital May 30th at an event co-hosted by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and El Salvador’s Ministry of Health. The first peer-reviewed journal to devote an entire issue to this epidemic, MEDICC Review explores...

2014-05-27 15:18:24

Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore Interested in antioxidants? They protect us against aging and cancer. It's one of the reasons we like our green tea and even our broccoli. But there is a new kid on the antioxidant block - uric acid. But wait, you're thinking, doesn't uric acid cause gout? A team in Singapore has recently showed that uric acid is a major intracellular antioxidant, possibly even more important than the antioxidants we try to eat. They also discovered how uric acid...

2014-05-27 12:30:25

Nationwide strategic health initiative aims to fill in knowledge gaps and connect patients and caregivers to local resources and one-on-one support NEW YORK, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) and AbbVie announced the launch of Partners in Parkinson's, a new strategic health initiative offering comprehensive support to help people with Parkinson's disease (PD) optimize their care at every stage of the disease. "No two cases of Parkinson's disease are...


Latest disease Reference Libraries

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
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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