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2014-07-15 12:28:19

A genetic variant conveys significant protection MONTREAL, July 15 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Judes Poirier, PhD, C.Q., from the Douglas Mental Health Institute and McGill University in Montréal (Canada) and his team have discovered that a relatively frequent genetic variant actually conveys significant protection against the common form of Alzheimer's disease and can delay the onset of the disease by as much as 4 years. This discovery opens new avenues for treatment against this...

2014-07-15 04:22:13

Study Results Presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2014 INDIANAPOLIS, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY) announced results from an analyses of five datasets evaluating the relationship between cognitive and functional impairment in patients with mild Alzheimer's disease in the natural course of the disease. Analysis findings demonstrate that cognitive deficits predict subsequent functional deficits and suggest that...

2014-07-15 04:22:07

New data on fewer new cases in developed nations suggests possibility of prevention and risk reduction COPENHAGEN, Denmark, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While the global epidemic of Alzheimer's disease continues to grow, new data on lower incidence in the "youngest old" from developed countries in Europe and the United States suggest the possibility of reducing risk and/or preventing the disease, according to the results of several research studies announced at the Alzheimer's...

2014-07-14 12:23:03

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center New research in Nature Genetics identifies a novel genetic and molecular pathway in the esophagus that causes eosinophillic esophagitis (EoE), opening up potential new therapeutic strategies for an enigmatic and hard-to-treat food allergy. EoE is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the esophagus. The condition is triggered by allergic hypersensitivity to certain foods and an over-accumulation in the esophagus of white blood cells called...

2014-07-14 12:20:58

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Preliminary results show the device, created at Cedars-Sinai and developed by NeuroVision Imaging, may provide highly predictive early detection of changes associated with Alzheimer's disease A noninvasive optical imaging device developed at Cedars-Sinai can provide early detection of changes that later occur in the brain and are a classic sign of Alzheimer's disease, according to preliminary results from investigators conducting a clinical trial in...

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2014-07-14 05:29:20

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine have developed an inexpensive and portable new device that uses nanotechnology to diagnose type-1 diabetes – a breakthrough they claim could improve patient care worldwide and help medical experts better understand the condition. The inventors, who detailed their work Sunday in the journal Nature Medicine, explain that the purpose of their new handheld microchip is to...

2014-07-13 08:20:24

Report from Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2014 demonstrates benefits of full healthcare treatment for people with Alzheimer's and other dementias COPENHAGEN, Denmark, July 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cataract surgery for people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias not only improves vision but can slow decline in cognition and improve quality of life for both people with the disease and their caregivers, according to clinical trial results reported...

2014-07-13 04:20:20

New Alzheimer's biomarker results reported at Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2014 COPENHAGEN, Denmark, July 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A decreased ability to identify odors might indicate the development of cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease, while examinations of the eye could indicate the build-up of beta-amyloid, a protein associated with Alzheimer's, in the brain, according to the results of four research trials reported today at the...

Reversing Brain Damage In Parkinson's Disease With Cinnamon
2014-07-10 14:41:06

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online A new study from Rush University Medical Center has found that cinnamon can reverse brain damage in mice caused by Parkinson’s disease. This common food spice effectively treats biomechanical, cellular and anatomical changes in the brain. “Cinnamon has been used widely as a spice throughout the world for centuries,” said Kalipada Pahan, PhD, study lead researcher and the Floyd A. Davis professor of neurology at Rush....

2014-07-10 08:26:11

Tenacious Lung Cancer Survivor Fights for Her Life and the Lives of Others WASHINGTON, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- LUNGevity Foundation announces Bonnie J. Addario, a tenacious lung cancer survivor and advocate, as the July LUNGevity Hero for her work in raising awareness of the disease and funds for lifesaving lung cancer research, especially for early detection methods. In late 2003, Bonnie saw her primary care physician and a neurosurgeon about sharp pain on the left side of...


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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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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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