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2014-06-16 23:10:47

The Longest Day and other activities highlight a global conversation to raise awareness and support for Alzheimer's Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) June 16, 2014 There are at least 44 million people worldwide living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, including more than 60,000 here in Colorado. Despite its soaring prevalence, Alzheimer’s disease is still largely misunderstood. The inaugural Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month is an opportunity to raise awareness of the...

California Public Health Dept Responds To Whooping Cough Outbreak
2014-06-16 13:36:55

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Friday, California’s Department of Public Health announced that the state is currently experiencing an epidemic of whooping cough and called for pregnant Californians to get vaccinated against the disease. “Preventing severe disease and death in infants is our highest priority,” said Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and state health officer. “We urge all pregnant women to get...

2014-06-16 09:44:31

NIH Study may advance understanding of how brain cell tubes are modified under normal and disease conditions In a new study, scientists at the National Institutes of Health took a molecular-level journey into microtubules, the hollow cylinders inside brain cells that act as skeletons and internal highways. They watched how a protein called tubulin acetyltransferase (TAT) labels the inside of microtubules. The results, published in Cell, answer long-standing questions about how TAT...

2014-06-16 09:25:50

Academy of Finland Proximity to other meadows increases disease resistance in wild meadow plants, according to a study led by Anna-Liisa Laine at the University of Helsinki. The results of the study, analysing the epidemiological dynamics of a fungal pathogen in the archipelago of Finland, will be published in Science on 13 June 2014. The study surveyed more than 4,000 Plantago lanceolata meadows and their infection status by a powdery mildew fungus in the Åland archipelago of...

child with diabetes
2014-06-16 04:53:18

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A team of University of Cincinnati researchers has reportedly discovered a way to reverse new onset Type 1 diabetes in mouse models, and their efforts could eventually be used to help humans coping with the disease. Lead researcher Dr. William Ridgway, director of the university’s division of immunology, allergy and rheumatology, and his colleagues used an agonistic monoclonal antibody known as UT18 to boost the activity of a...

2014-06-15 15:12:38

PLOS A new study published in PLOS Computational Biology shows that genes associated with hereditary diseases occur throughout the human body. The study, by Esti Yeger-Lotem et al., used network biology to model the interactions between proteins associated with diseases such as Parkinson's in different tissues. Using these networks, they show that proteins carrying the disease are found throughout the body. In tissues vulnerable to hereditary diseases, the networked proteins had...

2014-06-14 23:02:07

Kristine Blanche, founder of the Integrative Healing Centers is looking for funding, not to attempt to cure the disease but to help prevent it all together, she believes that preventative medicine is the key New York, Manhasset (PRWEB) June 14, 2014 Learning that you have developed cancer can be one of the most devastating things a human being can learn. One of the most rapid growing forms of the disease occurs in the breasts. This terrible health issue is so prevalent that 12% of women...

2014-06-14 12:20:58

During the 1-year program, patients showed statistically significant reductions in blood glucose levels, increased belief in their ability to self-manage their diabetes and improved perceptions of support, while the community showed statistically significant increases in diabetes awareness SAN FRANCISCO, June 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation announced today that the Cities for Life program, supported by Sanofi US, helped decrease blood glucose...

2014-06-13 23:08:19

Reverse My Disease Today reviews have been flooding the Internet and HealthyandFitZone.com reveals the truth about this e-book that claims it can provide people with a drug-free way to ‘bullet proof’ their body against disease. Houston, TX (PRWEB) June 13, 2014 Reverse My Disease Today promises to actually reverse problems that mainstream medicine has given up on. This has caught the attention of HealthyandFitZone.com’s Stan Stevenson, prompting an investigative review. “Our...

2014-06-13 20:21:28

Father, Advocate, and Seven-Time Lung Cancer Survivor Inspires Awareness WASHINGTON, June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- LUNGevity Foundation announces Richard Heimler, seven-time lung cancer survivor and father of two, as the June LUNGevity Hero for his advocacy and awareness-raising. Since his diagnosis in spring 2004, Richard has jumped into action - fighting the disease for a remarkable ten years while also advocating for more funds for important, lifesaving lung cancer research....


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
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.