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2014-03-26 16:18:12

In mice, dietary changes slow down progression of the disease Working with genetically engineered mice, Johns Hopkins neuroscientists report they have identified what they believe is the cause of the vast disintegration of a part of the brain called the corpus striatum in rodents and people with Huntington's disease: loss of the ability to make the amino acid cysteine. They also found that disease progression slowed in mice that were fed a diet rich in cysteine, which is found in foods...

2014-03-24 23:27:51

Lead Candidate Provides Targeted and Personalized Medicine Approach to Lung Cancer Somerville, MA (PRWEB) March 24, 2014 ANDARIX Pharmaceuticals, a leader in the discovery and development of targeted peptide therapy for lung and neuroendocrine cancer announced today that P2045, the Company's lead candidate for targeted peptide therapy, has been granted Orphan Drug Designation by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of small cell lung cancer (SCLC). Orphan...

2014-03-24 20:23:30

In the news release, Antioxidant Shows Promise in Supporting Treatment for Lou Gehrig's Disease, issued 24-Mar-2014 over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the source being attributed should be "The Center of Free Radical and Biomedical Research" rather than "MitoQ Limited"; and the headline should read "Antioxidant Shows Promise in Fight Against Lou Gehrig's Disease" rather than "Antioxidant Shows Promise in Supporting Treatment for Lou Gehrig's Disease" as originally issued...

2014-03-24 12:30:19

Largest Study of Its Kind Shows Minimally Invasive Treatment May Slow Disease Progression in Liver While Maintaining Quality of Life SAN DIEGO, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A minimally invasive treatment that delivers cancer-killing radiation directly to tumors shows promise in treating breast cancer that has spread to the liver when no other treatment options remain, according to research being presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology's 39th Annual...

2014-03-24 12:29:41

Aeras releases TB Crisis Tracker on World TB Day ROCKVILLE, Md., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The tuberculosis epidemic continues to impact pockets of the U.S. population, according to a data visualization tool developed by the nonprofit biotech, Aeras. Launched on World TB Day, Aeras's TB Crisis Tracker illustrates how the TB epidemic continues to impact the U.S. "TB's impact in the U.S. is but a fraction of what it once was, but the Aeras TB Crisis Tracker starkly...

2014-03-24 08:27:10

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers at The Center of Free Radical and Biomedical Research at Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de la Republica in Uruguay today announced the discovery that the antioxidant MitoQ prolonged the lifespan and health-span of mice suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis-like (ALS) disease, and successfully improved functional parameters related to muscular strength and reversed mitochondrial damage in nervous and muscle...

Bringing Attention To The Threat Of Tuberculosis On World TB Day
2014-03-24 07:49:51

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Global partnerships and significant medical research are a big part of this year’s World Tuberculosis Day. Celebrated each year on March 24, World TB Day is a marked as a time to bring attention to the threat of tuberculosis, a disease that affects nearly nine million people a year. WHO For the World Health Organization (WHO), this year’s slogan for World TB Day is “Reach 3 Million.” Despite TB’s curability, efforts...

2014-03-21 23:26:44

Home Health Care Agency Trains Aides to Care Specifically for Seniors with Alzheimer’s Dementia; Program will Enhance Skills to Provide More Targeted Support for Patients and Families Secaucus, N.J. (PRWEB) March 21, 2014 Approximately 5.2 million Americans are currently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, many of them senior citizens. In fact, one in nine adults over 65 years old have Alzheimer’s and this skyrockets to one-third of the population aged 85 and older. To meet the...

2014-03-21 23:25:53

As part of its $219,000 initial multiple system atrophy research grant funding round, The MSA Coalition® has awarded $25,00 to Dr. Roy Freeman of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for research to determine whether alpha-synuclein deposits are a valid biomarker for multiple system atrophy. Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 21, 2014 The Multiple System Atrophy Coalition has awarded a $25,000 grant to Dr. Roy Freeman of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center to carry out a pilot study to...

Researchers Discover Underlying Genetics Tied To Increased Risk For Stroke And Cardiovascular Disease
2014-03-21 10:26:43

NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute NIH-funded findings point to new potential strategies for disease prevention, treatment Scientists studying the genomes of nearly 5,000 people have pinpointed a genetic variant tied to an increased risk for stroke, and have also uncovered new details about an important metabolic pathway that plays a major role in several common diseases. Together, their findings may provide new clues to underlying genetic and biochemical influences in the...


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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