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2014-03-11 12:29:05

LONDON, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:Alzheimer's Disease Therapeutics and Diagnostics: World Market 2013-2023 Report DetailsAlzheimer's medicine - your guide to technologies, trends and revenuesWhere's treatment of Alzheimer's disease heading? Visiongain's new report gives you revenue predictions for those drugs and diagnostic tests from 2013, helping you stay ahead.There you find financial data, R&D trends,...

Blood Test Shows Risk Of Alzheimer’s Disease, Cognitive Decline
2014-03-11 09:34:17

April Flowers for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online A new study, led by Georgetown University, reveals that a blood test has been discovered and validated that can predict, with 90 percent accuracy, if a healthy person will develop mild cognitive impairment or Alzheimer's disease within three years. The study, published in Nature Medicine, indicates the possibility of developing treatment strategies for Alzheimer's at an earlier stage. Therapy at these earlier stages would be more...

2014-03-10 16:32:46

BALTIMORE, Md., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the opening of the 14(th) Annual Robert Packard Center for ALS Research Symposium, the Packard Center and The ALS Association are pleased to announce the first scientific grant award from the Winokur Family Research Initiative. The inaugural grant will help to fund a project under the direction on Phil Wong, Ph.D., a Professor of Pathology at Johns Hopkins University and Liam Chen, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of...

2014-03-10 12:24:08

WASHINGTON, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A pill that suppresses a key regulator of cancer growth may provide hope to relapsed leukemia and lymphoma patients running out of treatment options for their aggressive, treatment-resistant disease, according to three reports* published online today in Blood, the journal of the American Society of Hematology. Patients with blood cancer are typically administered a combination of chemotherapy and immunotherapy, the latter using...

2014-03-10 08:22:19

-- Bayer's Adempas (riociguat tablets) approved for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH)(1), which affects up to 2000 Canadians(2) -- Adempas provides novel and specific approach to treat different types of pulmonary hypertension (PH), a serious condition of the heart and lungs -- Only drug in Canada indicated to treat two rare types of PH - PAH and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH)(1,3) TORONTO, March...

Endometriosis Cause And Development Linked To Unstudied Genes
2014-03-10 08:18:00

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online A study from Northwestern Medicine has led to a new theory regarding the development and cause of endometriosis. The chronically painful disease, which affects 1 in 10 women, has been linked to two previously unstudied genes. This innovative research regarding endometriosis suggests that an integral part of the disease and its progression is epigenetic modification, which is a process that will either enhance or disrupt the...

2014-03-09 23:03:03

As part of Gum Disease Awareness Month, Dr. Todd McCracken is urging anyone with bleeding gums or other gum disease symptoms to explore their treatment options as soon as possible. Early treatment of gum disease is important to avoid advancement of the disease and other related health issues. Denton, TX (PRWEB) March 09, 2014 Dr. Todd McCracken is working to raise the awareness of gum disease symptoms and risk factors as part of Gum Disease Awareness Month. Patients experiencing bleeding...

2014-03-07 23:24:09

Live Well Medical Centers Orlando’s Primary focus is prevention of illness, with a team of Internal Medicine, Primary Care, and Family Medicine specialists using a progressive approach with proven Anti-Aging Philosophies and Bioidentical Hormone Therapy that includes a thorough evaluation of all hormonal systems and general state of health. An unbalanced hormonal state has been proven to have a direct effect on Diabetes, Menopause, Andropause, Osteoporosis, Hypertension, and many more...

2014-03-07 23:20:53

An onsite health center will serve as the Medical Home for Rockford employees and dependents. Rockford, IL (PRWEB) March 07, 2014 The City of Rockford will offer onsite healthcare and wellness services to employees and their families next summer as part of a citywide effort to improve health, healthcare delivery, and the overall socioeconomic environment within the region. Under an agreement the Rockford City Council approved last month, worksite healthcare provider Marathon Health will...

2014-03-07 23:00:53

Dr. Vincent Giampapa of the CellHealth™ Institute unveils MyStemBank: a revolutionary type of adult stem cell collection and storage process. CHI’s new program explores the role of adult stem cells in defending the body against illness and for future use in preventative health and disease treatment. (PRWEB) March 07, 2014 Dr. Vincent Giampapa, Co-founder and Chief Medical Offer of CellHealthTM Institute (CHI), will appear as a guest on A Healthy You and Carol Alt March 8th and 9th at...


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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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