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2014-06-01 02:45:40

Duke University New technique could aid conservation, disease surveillance The young lemur named Eugenius started to get sick. Very sick. He was lethargic, losing weight and suffering from diarrhea. Duke Lemur Center veterinarians soon pinpointed the cause of his illness: Eugenius tested positive for Cryptosporidium, a microscopic intestinal parasite known to affect people, pets, livestock and wildlife worldwide. In humans, thousands of cases of Cryptosporidium are reported in the...

2014-05-31 16:20:13

Single agent NKTR-102 exceeds primary endpoint with fifty-five percent of patients achieving six-week progression-free survival and fifteen percent of patients achieving partial response SAN FRANCISCO, May 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ: NKTR) announced today new data from an investigator-sponsored Phase 2 study of NKTR-102 (etirinotecan pegol) in patients with Avastin-refractory high-grade glioma conducted at Stanford Cancer Institute under the direction of...

2014-05-31 08:21:05

- Data include results from two Phase I studies of ABT-199/GDC-0199 in relapsed/refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and various subtypes of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., May 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) released interim results from a Phase Ib clinical trial of ABT-199/GDC-0199, an investigational B-cell lymphoma 2 (BCL-2) selective inhibitor, in combination with rituximab (Abstract 7013). Results showed an overall response rate (ORR) of...

2014-05-30 12:25:51

SALT LAKE CITY, May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists at the University of Utah (U of U), the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and colleagues have developed a powerful tool called pVAAST that combines linkage analysis with case control association to help identify disease-causing mutations in families faster and more precisely than ever before. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140205/DC59634LOGO In a study in Nature Biotechnology, the...

2014-05-30 12:25:35

RALEIGH, N.C., May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new Harvard study says diabetes rates in North Carolina have nearly doubled in 20 years, Philanthropy North Carolina has reported. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140529/92476 Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140529/92477 That surge reflects a rapidly growing "epidemic" that costs billions of dollars in medical spending and a less efficient workforce, according to the study from Harvard Law School. Diabetes is now...

2014-05-30 10:18:09

University of Utah Health Care Scientists at the University of Utah (U of U), the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and colleagues have developed a powerful tool called pVAAST that combines linkage analysis with case control association to help researchers and clinicians identify disease-causing mutations in families faster and more precisely than ever before. In a study in Nature Biotechnology, the researchers describe cases in which pVAAST (the pedigree Variant...

2014-05-29 23:00:23

A report by RTI International researchers provides recommendations to address chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology. Research Triangle Park, NC (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 An important and mysterious global public health concern is unfolding around chronic kidney disease of unknown origin. In certain endemic areas in Sri Lanka, more than 15 percent of the population is at risk of developing chronic kidney disease of unknown origin (CKDu), according to Sri Lanka's Ministry of Health and...

2014-05-29 16:26:50

Snap a "Selfie" and Become a Part of Our Next Awareness Campaign DANVERS, Mass., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Too many people in the United States know nothing about scleroderma, a mysterious and frequently disabling condition, which affects an estimated 300,000 people, so this June the Scleroderma Foundation wants to increase awareness of the disease that can strip away a person's independence and quality of life. Scleroderma strikes women 4-to-1 over men, with the onset...

2014-05-29 16:26:44

EMERYVILLE, Calif., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADMS) today announced a poster presentation at the 18(th) International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders from June 8 to 12, 2014, in Stockholm, Sweden. The poster (abstract #722) is titled "Rater training and data completeness in the study of ADS-5102 in levodopa-induced dyskinesia (EASED study)." The poster presentation will take place during the poster session "Parkinson's...

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...


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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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