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2014-05-21 08:29:37

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Open Medicine Institute (OMI), an organization with a mission to improve health care by applying a multi-disciplinary, "big data" approach, today announced that it will begin development of a biomarker for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and other prevalent, chronic but difficult-to-diagnose diseases. Plans are in place for development of two key tests - a detection biomarker based on RNA expression data from patients...

2014-05-21 04:21:29

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Distinguishing the cause of gut disorders can be complicated. Therefore, Cell Science Systems, Corp. today announced the launch of a new test to help clinicians reach a diagnosis; and, suggest dietary strategies to improve whatever gut malady a person may have. The Gut Health Profile or, GHP, is a blood test profile that evaluates GI health and risks on a genetic, antibody and cellular level. The GHP may be of use to physicians in...

2014-05-20 23:17:04

Healthcare pros and countless families coping with Alzheimer's Disease, share hundreds of tips, techniques and Alzheimer’s-adapted activities in this new common sense caregiver’s companion, When Caring Takes Courage by Mara Botonis. Fort Myers, FL (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 When Caring Takes Courage serves as a constant companion on what can feel like a very lonely journey. The newly released book, published by Outskirts Press, is a written reminder that, sadly, millions of other...

2014-05-20 08:33:48

WASHINGTON, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Young people from Baltimore to Richmond impacted by Huntington Disease -- a hereditary, progressively degenerative brain disorder that leads to death and has no cure -- now have easy access to a broad range of support services, thanks to a pioneering international partnership spearheaded by the Huntington Disease Care, Education and Research Center at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Photo -...

2014-05-20 04:20:40

BOCA RATON, Fla., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Illness runs rampant throughout America. We do not have any exact numbers of how many people in America are sick, however we do have estimates on the number of Americans with different types of illnesses. We also know that Americans are some of the sickest people on earth. People in the USA suffer from many chronic illnesses that include Cancer, heart disease, diabetes, autoimmune diseases, foodborne illnesses, and more. Photo -...

2014-05-19 23:08:50

Water Bioengineer Gerald Pollack, PhD, Discusses His Revolutionary Water Findings on Sharon Kleyne Hour Radio Show. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) May 19, 2014 Most of us are aware that disease can be dehydrating and that ingesting water can speed recovery. Recent research by Gerald Pollack, PhD, at the University of Washington, suggests that the effect of disease on the water in our bodies actually goes far beyond dehydration. According to Pollack, the presence of disease can alter the...

Ultra-sensitive Nano-chip For Early Cancer Detection
2014-05-19 03:57:21

[ Watch The Video: A New Method For Early Cancer Detection ] ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences Today, the majority of cancers are detected on the macroscopic level, when the tumor is already composed of millions of cancer cells and the disease is starting to advance into a more mature phase. But what if we could diagnose cancer before it took hold- while it was still only affecting a few localized cells? It would be like putting a fire out while it was still just a few sparks...

2014-05-19 08:28:53

The new treatment, pioneered by Dr. John Crew, uses NovaBay Pharmaceuticals' NeutroPhase® BLOOMFIELD, N.J., May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Necrotizing Fasciitis Foundation (NNFF) today announced a successful new referral initiative that is saving the lives and limbs of patients with necrotizing fasciitis, or 'flesh-eating' disease. In the program, the NNFF is connecting patients and their families from all over the United States and other countries with Dr. John Crew,...

2014-05-19 08:28:15

HERZLIYA, Israel, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- XTL Biopharmaceuticals Ltd. (NASDAQ: XTLB, TASE: XTL) ("XTL" or the "Company"), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the acquisition, development and commercialization of pharmaceutical products for the treatment of unmet clinical needs, today announced the appointment of consultants Lee S. Simon, MD, FACP, FACR and David Isenberg, MD, for the planned Phase II trial for the Company's hCDR1 compound for the treatment of...

2014-05-18 16:20:49

Results from Boehringer Ingelheim, InterMune and IPFnet clinical trials discussed CHICAGO, May 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- WHO: The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) will discuss results from recent idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) clinical trials in an upcoming webinar. Boehringer Ingelheim and InterMune both recently released data from their Phase III randomized, placebo-controlled trials, each demonstrating efficacy for those living with IPF. Also results from the...


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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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  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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