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2014-07-23 08:32:38

Treatment with VGX-3100 induces regression of precancerous cervical disease and clears HPV infection with robust T cell responses PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE MKT: INO) today announced successful results from its randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase II trial of VGX-3100 in women with biopsy-proven cervical intraepithelial neoplasia 2/3 (CIN2/3) associated with human papillomavirus (HPV) types 16 or 18. Treatment...

2014-07-22 12:30:17

Initiative to optimize patient care spearheaded by AbbVie and The Michael J. Fox Foundation to visit 11 cities in 2014 NEW YORK, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Parkinson's organizations are working together to help provide Parkinson's patients and caregivers with knowledge and support to optimize their care through the "Partners in Parkinson's" strategic health initiative launched by The Michael J. Fox Foundation and AbbVie. Partners in Parkinson's offers...

2014-07-21 12:24:51

DANVERS, Mass., July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Scleroderma Foundation is preparing for 600 people from around the world to attend its National Patient Education Conference later this week in Southern California. This unique educational event will be held at the Anaheim Marriot Friday, July 25, through Sunday, July 27. The conference focuses on scleroderma, a mysterious, and sometimes fatal, autoimmune disease that causes a person's body to attack itself by creating too much...

2014-07-18 23:05:23

School District will provide employees with onsite primary care, health coaching and disease management. Burlington, VT (PRWEB) July 18, 2014 Marathon Health, Inc. today announced its partnership with the Keller Independent School District to provide onsite health services for 2,400 district employees. Keller ISD, which encompasses portions of nine cities in northeast Tarrant County, is one of the fastest-growing school districts in the state of Texas, and includes 39 elementary,...

2014-07-17 12:30:59

Leading Nonprofits in Melanoma Applaud Allocation of New Funds, Pledge to Advance Breakthrough Melanoma Treatments WASHINGTON, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Senate Appropriations Committee approved their fiscal year 2015 Defense Appropriations bill which includes $50 million for the Department of Defense's (DoD) Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP), doubling the level of funding from fiscal year 2014. This announcement illustrates the Committee's...

Detecting And Monitoring Tuberculosis In Captive Elephants
2014-07-17 03:32:25

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the organism that causes tuberculosis in humans, also afflicts Asian (and occasionally other) elephants. Diagnosing and treating elephants with TB is a challenge, however, as little is known about how their immune systems respond to the infection. A new study begins to address this knowledge gap, and offers new tools for detecting and monitoring TB in captive elephants. The study, reported in the journal...

Research Identifies Potential Cause Of Preeclampsia
2014-07-17 03:41:34

Nationwide Children's Hospital New research has identified a potential cause of and a better diagnostic method for preeclampsia, one of the most deadly and poorly understood pregnancy-related conditions in the world. The international team, led by researchers at Nationwide Children's Hospital, discovered that the disease may result from a collection of protein mishaps like those associated with Alzheimer's disease. Their findings, released today by Science Translational Medicine, have...

2014-07-17 08:26:51

LOS ANGELES, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Iconic TV actress Susan Flannery, NFL Linebacker Chris Draft, talk show host Tim Conway, Jr. and other special guests will join lung cancer advocates and supporters at the Lung Cancer Foundation of America's (LCFA) unique "Day at the Races" event at Del Mar Race Track, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014 on Sunday, July 27, 2014 from 1 PM - 6 PM. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140717/127932 Logo -...

2014-07-16 23:07:15

The seven-year survivor has been working at ESPN since 1993 Austin, Texas (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 ESPN icon Stuart Scott will be presented with the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at tonight’s ESPYs for showing a positive attitude, persistence and determination in the face of a great obstacle – a seven-year battle with appendiceal cancer. Scott, who has been a beacon of strength in the face of cancer, epitomizes the LIVESTRONG Foundation’s ethos that attitude is everything. LIVESTRONG is...

2014-07-16 23:05:28

South Florida Doctor is on a mission to "Boot Out Disease" by introducing her newly designed Bon Bon Boots, "Kicks with a Cause", to the world. Tequesta, FL (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 Dr. Bonnie Murphy has been a practicing Family Physician for over 30 years in the South Florida area. The cowgirl Doctor grew up in the Midwest (Flint, MI) where she felt fortunate enough to ride horses at a very young age. One could say that this is where she fell in love with the country...


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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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'