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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...

Infectious Diseases Play Part Of Declining Chesapeake Blue Crab Population
2014-06-17 03:49:40

National Science Foundation It's almost summer. Seafood restaurants from coast-to-coast are serving platter after platter of steaming crabs, ready for hammering and picking. The supply seems endless, but is it? Not if we're talking about blue crabs from Chesapeake Bay. The bay's iconic blue crab population has dropped to levels not seen since before restrictions were placed on the fishery more than five years ago. What's to blame? A long and, by Mid-Atlantic standards, brutal...

Embryonic Stem Cells Offer Promising Treatment For Multiple Sclerosis
2014-06-17 03:34:58

University of Connecticut Scientists in the University of Connecticut’s Technology Incubation Program have identified a novel approach to treating multiple sclerosis (MS) using human embryonic stem cells, offering a promising new therapy for more than 2.3 million people suffering from the debilitating disease. The researchers demonstrated that the embryonic stem cell therapy significantly reduced MS disease severity in animal models, and offered better treatment results than stem...

New Study Finds Depression Misdiagnoses In Type 2 Diabetics
2014-06-17 08:07:14

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online People suffering from diabetes are known to often struggle with depression as well. According to new research, the symptoms of depression among people with type 2 diabetes can significantly be reduced by interventions for “diabetes distress.” This finding suggests that what doctors are usually labeling as depression may not be a co-morbid psychiatric disorder. Instead researchers believe the depression may be a reaction to...

2014-06-16 23:10:47

The Longest Day and other activities highlight a global conversation to raise awareness and support for Alzheimer's Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) June 16, 2014 There are at least 44 million people worldwide living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, including more than 60,000 here in Colorado. Despite its soaring prevalence, Alzheimer’s disease is still largely misunderstood. The inaugural Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month is an opportunity to raise awareness of the...

California Public Health Dept Responds To Whooping Cough Outbreak
2014-06-16 13:36:55

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Friday, California’s Department of Public Health announced that the state is currently experiencing an epidemic of whooping cough and called for pregnant Californians to get vaccinated against the disease. “Preventing severe disease and death in infants is our highest priority,” said Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and state health officer. “We urge all pregnant women to get...


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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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bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
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This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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