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2014-09-10 12:28:16

Experts available to comment on disease, new patient-care recommendations for coverage this month WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society of Hematology (ASH), the world's largest professional society concerned with the causes and treatment of blood disorders, celebrates research accomplishments in sickle cell disease (SCD) and calls for more research to better treat this debilitating disorder during National Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month....

ball python
2014-09-10 03:30:37

Jim Sliwa, American Society for Microbiology Researchers have identified a novel virus that could be the source of a severe, sometimes fatal respiratory disease that has been observed in captive ball pythons since the 1990s. The work is published this week in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. Investigators observed the virus, which they named ball python nidovirus, in eight snakes with pneumonia; virus levels were highest in the animals’...

2014-09-09 23:00:26

People with multiple sclerosis (MS) lose myelin in the gray matter of their brains and the loss is closely correlated with the severity of the disease, according to a new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) study that appears online, September 10, in the journal Radiology. OAK BROOK, Ill. (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 People with multiple sclerosis (MS) lose myelin in the gray matter of their brains and the loss is closely correlated with the severity of the disease, according to a new magnetic...

2014-09-09 16:25:56

- Data include post-hoc assessments of controlled studies in relapsing MS regarding evolution of gadolinium-enhancing lesions, assessments of predictive scores for disease activity and disability progression, and 'no evident disease activity' (NEDA) measure for interferon beta-1a SC vs. interferon beta-1a IM ROCKLAND, Mass., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EMD Serono, Inc., a subsidiary of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, announced today that new data from the division's multiple sclerosis...

2014-09-09 12:29:26

CHICAGO, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Even during the last weeks of summer, it's important to remember children and pets are at greater risk of being infected with Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases such as anaplasmosis, ehrlichiosis, or Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Because people and their pets often spend time in the same environments where Lyme and other disease-transmitting ticks are found, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American...

2014-09-09 12:28:50

Lupus Foundation of America and Rheumatology Research Foundation hold congressional briefing WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Lupus Foundation of America, the only national force devoted to solving the mystery of lupus, and the Rheumatology Research Foundation, the largest private funding source of rheumatology research and training programs, convened on Capitol Hill to update our nation's leaders about the new Accelerating Medicines Partnership (AMP)...

2014-09-09 12:28:04

- Only 28% of Parkinson's patients are currently receiving care from a Parkinson's specialist NEW YORK, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A recent survey of more than 1,500 Parkinson's disease (PD) patients, caregivers and physicians reveals that information and specialized care can help patients become more engaged in their own treatment and in the Parkinson's community. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140909/144393 "When patients get to the right doctor, it...

2014-09-08 23:03:31

Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, and National Ovarian Cancer Coalition Team Up to Fund NEW Translational Research Ovarian Cancer Dream Team (PRWEB) September 08, 2014 A groundbreaking collaboration is underway among three national ovarian cancer organizations: Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF), Ovarian Cancer National Alliance (OCNA), and National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC). In partnership with Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), this group will fund a new...

2014-09-08 08:30:06

NEW YORK, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ascel Bio, the disease forecast and outbreak warning company, publishes new assessment of Ebola outbreak in West Africa, country-by-country. -- Full Assessment: http://www.ascelbio.com/blog/ -- Key Images Available: http://ascelbio.tumblr.com Disease Forecasting: EMERGING INDUSTRY -- Ascel Bio consistently predicts outbreaks of infectious diseases and biohazards with tremendous accuracy. International disease...

2014-09-08 08:29:12

-- SYN-005 Neutralizing Antibody Combination Protects Against Pertussis in Murine and Non-Human Primate Models -- ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Synthetic Biologics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: SYN), a biotechnology company developing novel anti-infective biologic and drug programs targeting specific pathogens that cause serious infections and diseases, announced today that data from its novel SYN-005 program for the treatment of Pertussis were highlighted in an oral presentation...


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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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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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