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2014-08-04 23:09:02

Ebola Virus Disease also called Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever, a deadly disease is transmitted through close contacts, so far there has been no Vaccine or Treatment available, Personal Protective Equipment while taking care of the infected patients and / or investigating for vaccine and treatment of this deadly disease is recommended. New Port Richey, Florida (PRWEB) August 04, 2014 Ebola Virus Outbreaks occur in East and West Africa near Tropical Rainforests, initial one being in a village...

2014-08-04 13:00:53

Cancer Research UK Cancer Research UK scientists have found a new use for an old drug by showing that it shrinks a particular type of pancreatic cancer tumor and stops it spreading, according to research published in Gut. "It's a crucial step forward in developing new treatments for this devastating disease..." - Dr Jennifer Morton, study author The scientists, at the Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute and the University of Glasgow, treated mice with pancreatic cancers caused by...

2014-08-04 08:29:31

Nationwide Fundraising Effort to Support Research for Nation's Leading Cause of Disability SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on the success of its first three years, Massage Envy Spa and the Arthritis Foundation will once again team up to host the fourth annual Healing Hands for Arthritis, a one-day national event to raise funds to find a cure for arthritis. On Sept. 17, all of Massage Envy Spa's over 1,000 clinics will donate $10 from every one-hour massage or...

2014-08-04 08:29:04

The initiative is hoped to be a major step toward accelerating the pace of discoveries about the brain in health and disease. OXNARD, Calif., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Allen Institute for Brain Science, California Institute of Technology, New York University School of Medicine, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) are collaborating on a project aimed at making databases about the brain more useable and...

2014-08-04 08:27:13

Kyprolis Helped Patients Live 8.7 Months Longer Without Their Disease Worsening THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. and SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) and its subsidiary, Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., today announced that a planned interim analysis demonstrated that the Phase 3 clinical trial ASPIRE (CArfilzomib, Lenalidomide, and DexamethaSone versus Lenalidomide and Dexamethasone for the treatment of PatIents with Relapsed Multiple MyEloma) met its...

2014-08-04 08:26:55

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Luminex Corporation (NASDAQ: LMNX) today announced that U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) Diagnostics Division is working on rapid diagnostics for the Ebola virus using Luminex xMAP® Technology. Luminex's MAGPIX® system was recently deployed to Africa to support research efforts to control the current outbreak. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100104/LUMINEXLOGO The recent Ebola outbreak has so...

2014-08-01 12:24:47

CHICAGO, Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the world's largest conference and exhibit for laboratory medicine, AACC will showcase the cutting edge science and technology shaping the future of medical testing and patient care. This year, the meeting will include the latest news about mobile health, big data, and infectious disease testing, among many other major healthcare topics. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130701/PH41045LOGO From July 27-31, the 2014 AACC Annual Meeting...

2014-07-31 23:22:47

Mobility and the use of Walking Cane. Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 Walking-Canes.Net has recently added new articles about the use of walking canes when a person has a disease that requires the use of a mobility aid on a daily basis. The articles are written by a medical doctor and have important information about using a mobility device when the gait of a person is being hindered by the disease. The new informational articles are included in the new Mobility Research Project...

2014-07-31 23:09:52

EHE International Donates Window to Help Spread the Word About Ovarian Cancer New York, NY (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 Throughout the month of August, the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition will be featured in the highly coveted 10 Rockefeller Plaza showcase window. The space is being donated by EHE International, an historic preventative healthcare company, dedicated to proactive health care management. The eye-catching window display, designed in partnership with Stephen Pannone of designojo,...

2014-07-31 12:28:54

TAMPA, Fla., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) and the YMCA of Central Florida are proud to announce an exciting new partnership aimed at educating the public about obesity, health and wellness and much more. With synergistic missions focused on overall health, the partnership is a proactive step forward to help the more than 93 million Americans impacted by the disease of obesity. Founded more than 160 years ago, the YMCA brings to...


Latest disease Reference Libraries

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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Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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