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2014-04-18 13:49:48

A discovery by Northwestern Medicine scientists could lead to potential new treatments for breaking the cycle of tissue scarring in people with scleroderma. Fibrosis, or scarring, is a hallmark of the disease, and progressive tightening of the skin and lungs can lead to serious organ damage and, in some cases, death. The concept for new therapeutic options centers on findings made by Swati Bhattacharyya, PhD, research assistant professor in Medicine-Rheumatology, who identified the role...

2014-04-17 09:48:21

Findings may advance efforts to better manage the infection A team of scientists led by Johns Hopkins and Stanford University researchers has laid the groundwork for understanding how variations in immune responses to Lyme disease can contribute to the many different outcomes of this bacterial infection seen in individual patients. A report on the work appears online April 16 in PLOS One. "Physicians have recognized for many years that Lyme disease is not a uniform disease process and...

2014-04-17 08:21:28

Hyundai Motor America's nonprofit continues longstanding commitment to end pediatric cancer, announces 2014 research grant winners and introduces new National Youth Ambassadors NEW YORK, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyundai Motor America and its nonprofit organization Hyundai Hope On Wheels® announce today the launch of their 2014 nationwide grant program to fund pediatric cancer research. The launch event will take place at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City in...

2014-04-16 23:09:12

New Marathon Health website highlights patient success stories. Burlington, VT (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Marathon Health, Inc. today announced the launch of a new first-of-its-kind campaign highlighting individual health achievement among the patients it serves. Marathon Health, based in Winooski, Vt., provides population health management services, including primary care, health coaching and disease management, at more than 130 health centers across 37 states. Healthy Like Me, an initiative...

2014-04-16 11:40:27

A new study has shed light on the factors likely to lead to the development of a rare condition affecting the inner ear. In the most comprehensive study of Ménière's Disease to date, researchers at the University of Exeter Medical School have been able to suggest what goes wrong in the body when people develop the disease, and provide an insight into factors that lead to its development. Ménière's Disease can cause tinnitus, hearing loss, vertigo attacks and a feeling of pressure...

2014-04-16 08:32:13

Series of RARE Disease Toolkits Enable Advocates, Patients and Caregivers to Empower Themselves and Inspire Others ALISO VIEJO, Calif., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With 1 in 10 Americans living with rare diseases, the need for access to powerful, actionable information has never been greater. Global Genes(TM) is proud to launch RARE Toolkits, a platform of resources designed to educate, empower and engage the rare disease community. These free resources, available at...

2014-04-16 08:21:43

Ashley Burnette and Kenny Thomas Join Hyundai Hope On Wheels in its 16th Year to Help Raise Awareness for Childhood Cancer NEW YORK, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyundai Hope On Wheels®, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids fight cancer, today announced that Ashley Burnette and Kenny Thomas are named the 2014-2015 National Youth Ambassadors for the organization. Ashley and Kenny will join Hope On Wheels in its 16(th) year of fighting childhood cancer. More details...

2014-04-14 23:04:39

New entrants to veterinary IVD are to be expected due to the low technical and regulatory market barriers and recent superior market performance to clinical IVD. But this has played out especially in pet diagnostics where growth has ridden increasing consumer spending on pets, especially on pet health care, according to latest Kalorama Information report. New York, NY (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 Recent market entrants and product introductions to U.S. veterinary diagnostics have predominated...

2014-04-14 14:20:45

Alzheimer's disease, the primary cause of dementia in the elderly, imposes a tremendous social and economic burden on modern society. In Japan, the burden of the disease in 2050 is estimated to be a half a trillion US dollars, a figure equivalent to the government's annual revenues. Unfortunately, it has proven very difficult to develop drugs capable of ameliorating the disease. After a tremendous burst of progress in the 1990s, the pace of discoveries has slowed. Dr. Saido believes that...

2014-04-14 12:37:49

Estimated Expenditure Tops $10 Billion; Afflicted Patients among Bottom 20% for Quality of Life SAN JOSE, Calif., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SI-BONE, Inc. (San Jose, California), a medical device company that has pioneered the use of the iFuse Implant System(®), a minimally invasive surgical (MIS) device used to fuse the sacroiliac (SI) joint for sacroiliac joint disruptions and degenerative sacroiliitis, announced today the publication of three new clinical articles that...


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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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