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The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has committed $28 million to support an expected 84 new MS research projects and training awards.
Diet, gut bacteria, myelin repair trials and patient-centered wellness programs are among the new leads being explored to move us closer to a world free of MS NEW YORK, April 8, 2015
Evidence from Peer-Reviewed Publications Sheds Light, Offers Hope Austin, TX (PRWEB) April 07, 2015 Joni Mitchell’s emergency hospitalization last
In an effort to help members of the public better understand the challenges confronting public health and our medical response to existing and potential future epidemics, Husson University’s
First Major Sports Team to Significantly Support Lung Cancer Research WASHINGTON, April 6, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As a new baseball season starts, LUNGevity Foundation today announced
A new influenza outbreak has been reported in the Chicago area, but there’s no need for you to run out and get flu shots this time around (unless you’re a dog).
Four aquaculture projects highlight round COLLEGE PARK, Md., April 2, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Maryland
NEW YORK, April 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Currently only seven percent of people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the United States will survive more than five years.
Outreach Offers Patients Educational Tools to Proactively Manage Disease GLENVIEW, Ill., April 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
TAMPA, Fla., Apr.
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,...
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...
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...
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....
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...
- Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.