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2014-07-07 08:27:54

Approval delivers first pharmaceutical therapy for children and adults with ultra-rare, life-limiting disorder TORONTO, July 7, 2014 /CNW/ - BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ:BMRN) announced today that Health Canada has approved VIMIZIM(TM)(elosulfase alfa) for long-term enzyme replacement therapy in patients with a confirmed diagnosis of mucopolysaccharidosis IVA (MPS IVA), also known as Morquio A syndrome. The approval makes VIMIZIM the first and only pharmaceutical...

2014-07-01 16:29:43

--New Publication in Forensic Science International Genetics Confirms Value of X-Swab(TM) Technology in the Forensic DNA Typing Process-- SAN DIEGO, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Diomics, Inc., a provider of X-Swab(TM), a novel bio-specimen collection material, reported that its patented technology was used in a new study being published today in the journal Forensic Science International Genetics. The study, "Evaluation of a Novel Material, Diomics X-Swab(TM), for Collection of...

2014-06-12 23:08:10

Central US location to serve as nationwide hub as MDA accelerates progress to find treatments and cures. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 The Muscular Dystrophy Association has a new national office from which to direct its mission, fundraising and operational strategies. The 64-year-old voluntary health agency announced today it has moved into its new national office in the city’s downtown business district. The office will serve as a hub for MDA’s executive management,...

birthplace of Neolithic agricultural practices
2014-06-09 04:52:57

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online By sequencing the mitochondrial DNA of the first Near Eastern farmers for the first time, an international team of researchers have discovered evidence supporting an Early Neolithic pioneer maritime colonization of mainland Europe that involved expansion through Cyprus and the Aegean Islands. Writing in the journal PLOS Genetics, the study authors explained their analysis of genetic samples obtained from three sites located in...

2014-04-08 23:22:15

A monotype print by Milda Vizbar, a Westbeth artist from New York City, has been accepted into the Muscular Dystrophy Association Art Collection. Tucson, Ariz. (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 A monotype print by Milda Vizbar, a Westbeth artist from New York City, has been accepted into the Muscular Dystrophy Association Art Collection. Now in its 22nd year, the Collection features artwork from people across the country living with muscular dystrophy and related disorders. “What! Stairs, Stairs...

2014-03-27 11:14:50

This week in Molecular Biology and Evolution Male bears are seemingly always on the prowl, roaming much greater distances than females, particularly for mating. For bear evolution, studying the paternally inherited Y chromosome is therefore a rich source to trace both the geographic dispersal and genetic differences between bear species. This new study is particularly important, because a large part of our current knowledge about range-wide population structuring in mammals relies on...

2014-03-20 23:22:09

Roanoke, VA Event on April 6th Hopes to Raise $75,000, Being Held at Salem Civic Center Roanoke, Virginia (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 Footmaxx, a leading provider of custom-made orthotics, is a proud corporate sponsor of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Roanoke 2014 Muscle Walk, which will take place on April 6th at the Salem Civic Center. The event raises funds to help the MDA support research and to also provide services to those afflicted with neuromuscular diseases. The Roanoke...

2014-03-20 16:26:23

Leading Duchenne Organization Launches Certified Duchenne Care Center Program HACKENSACK, N.J., March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nationwide Children's Hospital was named the first Certified Duchenne Care Center by Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), the leading advocacy organization working to end Duchenne muscular dystrophy (Duchenne). PPMD is launching the Certified Duchenne Care Center Program as part of its robust Transforming Duchenne Care Initiative. Over the...

Social Behavior Can Shape The Genetic Makeup Of An Animal Population In The Wild
2014-03-19 15:38:09

University of New South Wales A UNSW-led team of researchers studying bottlenose dolphins that use sponges as tools has shown that social behavior can shape the genetic makeup of an animal population in the wild. Some of the dolphins in Shark Bay in Western Australia put conical marine sponges on their rostrums (beaks) when they forage on the sea floor – a non-genetic skill that calves apparently learn from their mother. Lead author, Dr Anna Kopps, says sponging dolphins end up...

2014-02-25 16:28:51

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At a Congressional hearing today in Washington, the Muscular Dystrophy Association's (MDA) chief executive briefed legislators on the enormous impact of the MD-CARE Act passed in 2001 and implored lawmakers to reauthorize this crucial legislation on behalf of the 100,000 Americans with muscular dystrophies. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120424/DC93207LOGO MDA co-hosted the briefing with Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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