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Secret Of Short Stems
2013-11-12 14:21:25

Max Planck Institute Arabidopsis plants that only reach half their normal height have a mutation in the biosynthesis of the plant growth factor gibberellin The normal height to which plants grow is a critical trait. In the wild Arabidopsis thaliana uses the same genetic changes in the biosynthesis of the growth factor gibberellin to cut its size in half as found in semi-dwarf varieties of rice and barley that have been bred by people. When expressing the same phenotype, various plant...

2010-10-19 07:00:00

NOVATO, Calif., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (Nasdaq: BMRN) today announced its program for BMN-111, a peptide therapeutic for the treatment of achondroplasia. BioMarin plans to file an IND in the fourth quarter of 2011 and to initiate a Phase 1 clinical trial by the first quarter of 2012. BMN-111, for the treatment of achondroplasia, is an analog of C-type Natriuretic Peptide (CNP), a small cyclic peptide that is a positive regulator of bone growth. It...

2009-08-25 10:46:19

U.S. scientists say they have gained information that might lead to better screening for the genetic mutations associated with acromegaly. Researchers from the Van Andel Institute in Grand Rapids, Mich., said the disease -- a form of gigantism that often results in enlarged hands, feet, and facial features -- most often results from a benign pituitary gland tumor that can be deadly if left untreated, but which is difficult to detect until later stages when features become pronounced. The...

2009-08-21 15:06:26

An indigenous family living in a mountainous area of Malaysian Borneo helped Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) researchers to discover information about genetic mutations associated with acromegaly, a form of gigantism that often results in enlarged hands, feet, and facial features.   The information could lead to better screening for the disease, which most often results from a benign pituitary gland tumor that can be deadly if left untreated, but which is difficult to detect...

2009-06-01 14:45:00

LOS ANGELES, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrating its 24th anniversary, this year's Sports Spectacular - the premier sports awards gala in the country - will bring together more than 80 of the nation's top athletes with 1800 prominent members of the financial, entertainment, legal and corporate communities from Los Angeles and New York. Sports Spectacular 2009 Honorees are professional boxer Laila Ali, professional skateboarder Ryan Sheckler and Miami Heat Dwyane Wade (more honorees to come)....

2009-04-01 14:22:15

Surgeons and specialists should be aware of interrelated symptoms A popular cable reality television show, Little People, Big World, focuses on the daily lives of short stature individuals. This series bring achondroplasia, the most common form of dwarfism, into the spotlight. According to a literature review published in the April 2009 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS), treating patients with dwarfism is an extremely complex process. Orthopaedic...


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2007-12-13 19:44:51

The Munchkin is a fairly new breed of cat with a lot of controversy surrounding it. The breed is created by a mutation that causes achondroplasia, or hypochondroplasia, which results in the cats having abnormally short legs. The breed originated when a pregnant, short-legged black cat was discovered in Louisiana in 1983. One of her kittens, a tomcat, became the father of the breeding program for Munchkins. Several cat registries refuse to recognize the breed due to the controversy that...

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