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ebola
2014-10-03 11:28:42

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the wake of recent developments involving the ongoing outbreak of Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever, officials from the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are reaching out to make certain that people have the facts about the dangerous viral disease. On September 30, CDC tests confirmed that a Liberian man, later identified as Thomas Eric Duncan, had become the first...

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2014-10-03 07:58:49

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online High levels of stress and anxiety can potentially increase the chances of developing Alzheimer’s disease later in life, according to a new study from a team of American and Swedish researchers. Published in the journal Neurology, the new study aimed for a different approach in examining the debilitating disease, the authors said. "Most Alzheimer's research has been devoted to factors such as education, heart and blood risk...

2014-10-02 16:27:09

EHE International Donates Display Space To Raise Awareness And Honor Breast Cancer Survivors NEW YORK, Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Throughout the month of October, Susan G. Komen Greater NYC will showcase its work to save lives and eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease in a highly coveted 10 Rockefeller Center display window, showcasing faces of breast cancer survivors and providing important messages about the disease....

2014-10-02 12:31:07

Additional $12.5 Million in Matching Gifts Bring Total Commitment to $34.2 million WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After the generous outpouring of support from people all around the globe due to this summer's Ice Bucket Challenge, the Board of Trustees of The ALS Association has approved an initial expenditure of $21.7 million in funding to support six programs and initiatives to expedite the search for treatments and a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis...

2014-10-02 08:30:16

- What do exercise, skin cells and gut bacteria have in common? They are among the new leads being explored to move us closer to a world free of MS- NEW YORK, Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has committed nearly $19 million to support an expected 54 new MS research projects. These are part of a comprehensive research strategy aimed at stopping MS, restoring function that has been lost, and ending the disease forever....

2014-10-02 08:29:52

First rapid test to distinguish between pathogenic and non-pathogenic species WALTHAM, Mass., Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alere Inc. (NYSE: ALR), a global leader in rapid diagnostics, announced today that the new E. HISTOLYTICA QUIK CHEK(TM) test, which identifies the Entamoeba histolytica parasite, has received CE Mark for sale in international markets outside of the United States. The test is developed and manufactured by TECHLAB(®) Inc. Entamoeba histolytica is an intestinal...

2014-10-01 23:13:49

Throughout October, online retailer Clothing Shop Online will offer shoppers 20 percent off all women’s clothing in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is a campaign to raise awareness of the disease and the importance of early detection. Santa Fe Springs, CA (PRWEB) October 01, 2014 Clothing Shop Online is showing support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October by holding a special online sale, which will run from Oct. 1 to Oct. 31. During the sale, shoppers can...

2014-10-01 23:11:25

I.C.O.N. professional products create new micro-line and true problem solver to cure hair textures of all kinds. Created to help the fight against breast cancer, the hair of those affected by the disease and the most unruly tresses of everyday heads, CURE by Chiara heals all. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 01, 2014 Behind every great product is usually a life altering story, rife with dilemma and no solution in sight. I.C.O.N’s newest release, CURE by Chiara, is the meaningful...

2014-09-30 23:17:12

New Market Research Reports Title Global Molecular Diagnostics Market Analysis Size And Segment Forecasts To 2020 Has Beed Added to GrandViewReseach.com Report Database. View full report with TOC - http://www.grandviewresearch.com/industry-analysis/molecular-diagnostics-market San Francisco, California (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 The global market for molecular diagnostics is expected to reach USD 8,020.1 million by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Growing demand...

2014-09-30 23:09:38

The American Parkinson Disease Association has announced $1.1 million in new research funding for 2014-2015 supporting seven Research grants, three Post-Doctoral Fellowships, and eight Centers of Advanced Research. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 The American Parkinson Disease Association is pleased to award research funding supporting seven Research grants to junior investigators pursuing research in Parkinson’s disease, three Post-Doctoral Fellowships to support post-doctoral...


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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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