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2012-05-02 10:27:52

NEW HAVEN, Conn., May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- JS Genetics announces the availability of XCAT-KS, its proprietary buccal swab test for the diagnosis of Klinefelter syndrome (KS) and other male sex chromosome aneuploidies. Klinefelter syndrome, a condition in which males have an extra X chromosome, is one of the most common genetic abnormalities in males. It is estimated that about one in every 500 males has an extra X chromosome. Klinefelter syndrome can affect physical development...

2012-03-13 11:24:00

In the news release, Running the New York City Half Marathon in Hopes of Finding Treatments for Neurofibromatosis, issued 13-Mar-2012 by Children's Tumor Foundation over PR Newswire, the source should read "Children's Tumor Foundation" rather than "Children's Brain Tumor Foundation" as incorrectly transmitted by PR Newswire. The complete, corrected release follows: Running the New York City Half Marathon in Hopes of Finding Treatments for Neurofibromatosis NEW YORK, March 13,...

2012-03-06 09:00:00

MAHWAH, N.J., March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mary Nelson is like most nine year old girls,she loves to play and laugh. However, unlike her friends, Mary was born with Neurofibromatosis (NF) - a genetic and progressive disorder that disrupts cell growth in the nervous system, causing tumors to form on nerve tissue. Raised by her single WHAT: mother Kimberly, Mary has been undergoing chemo since she was 7 years...

2012-01-11 07:00:00

MAPLE GROVE, Minn., Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Snow tires? Check! Anti-freeze? Check! Window scraper? Check! Gloves? Check! Moisturizer? Oops! Just like a car, you need to prepare your skin for the effects of winter. Blasting furnaces and extreme temperature changes can result in skin that is rough, flaky, and downright unsightly. This year, put the brakes on severe dry skin before it starts with AmLactin® Moisturizing Body Lotion. Wrap yourself in this intensely...

2012-01-10 23:01:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new white paper from the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance (TS Alliance), entitled Unlocking a Cure for Tuberous Sclerosis Complex: An Assessment of Scientific Progress and Research Needs, concludes that research on the rare genetic disease "is poised for providing new therapies that modify progression of the disease, and possibly even prevent some the most devastating manifestations," according to the publication's author, Vicky Holets...

2011-12-15 07:00:00

MAPLE GROVE, Minn., Dec. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Each winter Jack Frost struts through the streets nipping at the noses and toes of those tough enough to brave his whistling winds. His blustery breath can leave skin painfully rough and dry. The secret to ward off Jack's mighty drying winds? AmLactin® Moisturizing Body Lotion. It contains 12% lactic acid, a clinically proven alpha-hydroxy acid that gently exfoliates and intensely hydrates to help return rough, dry...

2011-12-07 07:00:00

MAPLE GROVE, Minn., Dec. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Womanhood definitely has its advantages--studies even show we live longer than men--but menopause isn't on the list of perks. Sometime between the ages of 40-58, our bodies will inevitably experience a drop in estrogen production and begin a metamorphosis. Along with the hot flashes and night sweats, the lack of estrogen contributes to a loss of the skin's natural oils and moisture, making dry, itchy skin another common symptom of...

2011-11-29 16:30:00

The Foundation for Ichthyosis and Related Skin Types, Inc.â“ž¢ (FIRST) is grateful to the marketing and web development firm AIMG for its time, resources and professional guidance in the development of their website and over $15,000 of donated professional marketing services in 2011. Colmar, PA (PRWEB) November 29, 2011 The Foundation for Ichthyosis and Related Skin Types, Inc.â“ž¢ (FIRST) is grateful to website development and...

2011-11-22 07:05:00

BOSTON, Nov. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On Thursday, November 10, 2011, Grey's Anatomy character "Henry Burton" played by actor Scott Foley died from complications from von Hippel-Lindau (VHL). Foley's character introduced the rare genetic disease to mainstream media and now it is our task to continue educating the world about VHL and one day find a cure. VHL is a genetic disease which causes excessive growth of blood vessels which cause abnormal growth of tumorous tissues in multiple areas in...

2011-11-09 07:00:00

MAPLE GROVE, Minn., Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Why is a daily skin care routine so important? Healthy skin is vital to both inner wellness and outer beauty. Skin is the largest organ and your own personal body guard. It works day and night to regulate body temperature, maintains water and electrolyte balance, and is your body's first defense against viruses and bacteria. Be good to your skin and replenish lost moisture to the skin's surface for healthy, hydrated, glowing skin. Dr. Alan...