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2014-09-15 12:27:17

NEW YORK, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mariel Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical stage therapeutic company focusing on Bone Morphogenetic Protein-7 and its application in Osteoarthritis (OA) and Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), today announced the appointment of leading experts to its newly formed scientific advisory board. The newly appointed SAB members will serve as a strategic and scientific resource to the company as it continues to develop therapies for OA and CKD. "We are honored to have...

2014-09-12 23:05:39

Princeview Dental (http://www.PrinceviewDental.com), one of Etobicoke’s premier dental clinics, is acknowledging the efforts of the Indian Dental Association’s joint effort with the Indian Cooperative Oncology Network and Bicon Oncotherapeutics to conduct national oral cancer screenings. Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) September 12, 2014 Princeview Dental (http://www.PrinceviewDental.com), one of Etobicoke’s premier dental clinics, is acknowledging the efforts of the Indian Dental...

2014-09-12 23:00:59

In what may be the largest study of sleep problems among individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS), researchers at UC Davis have found that widely undiagnosed sleep disorders may be at the root of the most common and disabling symptom of the disease: fatigue. Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) September 12, 2014 In what may be the largest study of sleep problems among individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS), researchers at UC Davis have found that widely undiagnosed sleep disorders may be at the root...

2014-09-12 12:24:57

OWINGS MILLS, Md., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- September not only marks the end of summer and the start of football season, but is also National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. This month serves as a reminder to be aware of the most common cancer in American men and the second leading cause of cancer death in men next to skin cancer - prostate cancer. Chesapeake Urology Associates reminds all men to take charge of their health....

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2014-09-12 08:58:43

Rayshell Clapper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online - With expert commentary by Heather C. Guidone, Program Director, Center for Endometriosis Care Few diagnoses are more upsetting for women than endometriosis. Of course, the various female cancers, heart disease, and other life-threatening diseases and disorders are devastating, but endometriosis is a diagnosis that may well mean lifelong troubles ranging from menstrual pain to bowel or bladder dysfunction to infertility, while also...

2014-09-11 23:12:56

A promising first-in-class drug that stimulates the creation of new nerve cells in the brains of "Alzheimer's mice," will soon be tested in the brains of human patients with the promise it can help people in the early stages of the disease, based on research funded by the Cure Alzheimer's Fund. Boston, MA (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 A promising first-in-class drug that stimulates the creation of new nerve cells in the brains of "Alzheimer's mice," will soon...

2014-09-11 16:27:49

Extends Daylight IQ(TM) Product Set to Include Advance Care Directives CLEVELAND, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- COMS Interactive (also known as Clinical Outcomes Management Systems or COMS), has extended the company's post-acute care offerings with the acquisition of Directed Medical Systems (DMS). The DMS organization is recognized for subject matter expertise in critical care decision support solutions and specifically, Advance Care Directives. The acquisition supports the COMS...

2014-09-11 12:26:49

The Obesity Society Calls FDA Approval of Contrave a Step to Improve Health, Weight of Nation SILVER SPRING, Md., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the number of Americans affected by severe obesity continues to rise, equipping our nation's doctors with proven and effective tools to treat patients for this disease is increasingly important. Today's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announcement that Contrave(TM) (combination of naltrexone sustained release [SR]...

2014-09-10 12:28:16

Experts available to comment on disease, new patient-care recommendations for coverage this month WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society of Hematology (ASH), the world's largest professional society concerned with the causes and treatment of blood disorders, celebrates research accomplishments in sickle cell disease (SCD) and calls for more research to better treat this debilitating disorder during National Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month....

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2014-09-10 03:30:37

Jim Sliwa, American Society for Microbiology Researchers have identified a novel virus that could be the source of a severe, sometimes fatal respiratory disease that has been observed in captive ball pythons since the 1990s. The work is published this week in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. Investigators observed the virus, which they named ball python nidovirus, in eight snakes with pneumonia; virus levels were highest in the animals’...


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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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