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2014-09-22 08:29:30

ABERDEEN, Scotland and SINGAPORE, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TauRx Therapeutics Ltd has achieved its target enrolment of 700 subjects with mild Alzheimer's disease into the second of its two Phase III clinical trials of LMTX(TM), a tau aggregation inhibitor, for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. This multi-centre, placebo-controlled clinical trial (Protocol TRx-237-005) is aimed at assessing the efficacy of LMTX(TM) in people diagnosed with mild Alzheimer's disease. The study...

2014-09-22 08:29:12

IOP Levels Stable and Below 14mmHG after one year in another series MIAMI, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- InnFocus, Inc. reported today that it shared one year results from 34 patients treated, utilizing the current surgical technique for the InnFocus MicroShunt (TM) glaucoma drainage implant, at the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ESCRS) meeting in London. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140922/147504 Professor Dr. Isabelle Riss of Bordeaux, France...

2014-09-22 08:28:54

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Zynx Health(TM), the market leader in providing evidence- and experience-based clinical improvement solutions, today announced the general availability of ZynxCarebook(TM), a mobile platform designed to profoundly improve care team collaboration across the healthcare continuum. This first-of-its-kind Mobile Care Navigation Network(TM) and Secure ConText Messaging(TM) solution meets the often impenetrable challenges associated with enabling...

2014-09-22 08:28:29

Reaccreditation underscores WIRB-Copernicus Group's commitment to enhancing safeguards for clinical trial participants PRINCETON, N.J., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WIRB-Copernicus Group (WCG), the world's largest provider of regulatory and ethical review services for clinical research, announced today that its Western Institutional Review Board(®) (WIRB) has been reaccredited by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP), which endeavors...

2014-09-22 08:28:27

CENTENNIAL, Colo., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- National Stroke Association and iRhythm Technologies are observing National Atrial Fibrillation (Afib) Awareness Month with insights from a new survey evaluating public awareness of Afib. Approximately 2.7 million Americans are living with diagnosed Afib, and another 850,000 are estimated to have Afib and remain undiagnosed. Afib is an irregular heartbeat which may cause blood to collect in the heart and form a clot. These clots can travel to...

2014-09-22 08:28:25

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In observation of National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month, a survey sponsored by iRhythm Technologies reveals that nearly half of Americans lack awareness about the primary symptoms of this common yet potentially deadly heart rhythm disturbance. Additionally, the survey of 1,013 American adults found that fewer than 20 percent of respondents could correctly identify medical conditions such as sleep apnea and diabetes as risk factors...

2014-09-22 08:28:17

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARNA) announced today that the company is scheduled to present a corporate overview and update at the NewsMakers in the Biotech Industry conference on Friday, September 26, 2014, at 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time (8:30 a.m. Pacific Time), at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York City. A live audio webcast of the presentation will be available under the investor relations section of Arena's website at...

2014-09-22 08:28:00

Companies Include Silarus Therapeutics Developing Treatments for Anemia and Iron Overload Disorders; and Thyritope Biosciences Developing Treatments for Graves' Orbitopathy SAN DIEGO, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Avalon Ventures today announced the launch of two new companies formed through its collaboration with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to fund and launch up to 10 early-stage life science companies. Silarus Therapeutics, Inc. and Thyritope Biosciences, Inc. each will receive up to...

2014-09-22 08:27:50

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sequenom, Inc. (NASDAQ: SQNM), a life sciences company providing innovative genetic analysis solutions, today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Sequenom Laboratories, presented patient clinical data substantiating the performance of its MaterniT21(® )PLUS noninvasive prenatal test (NIPT) in the laboratory. An ad hoc analysis of 185,000 samples from patients at high-risk for fetal chromosome aneuploidy demonstrated stable positivity rates...

2014-09-22 08:27:48

NEW YORK, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The not-for-profit Visiting Nurse Service of New York and many organizations throughout New York State and the U.S. will recognize National Falls Prevention Day (September 23(rd)) this year during Falls Prevention Week (September 21-27). According to the National Council on Aging, falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for seniors--70% of these falls occur in the home. Additionally, every 15 seconds, an older adult is...


Latest Health Reference Libraries

Chinese cinnamon
2014-02-10 07:07:51

Cinnamomum cassia is an evergreen tree species. The species may also be commonly referred to as the Chinese cassia or Chinese cinnamon. C. cassia is a member of the family Lauraceae. It is indigenous to southern China; however the plant is widely cultivated for its aromatic bark that is turned into the common spice “cinnamon”. The plant is nurtured and grown most abundant in Asia, specifically in India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. Cinnamomum cassia plants...

Indonesian Cinnamon, Cinnamomum burmannii
2014-02-07 09:31:00

Cinnamomum burmannii is a flowering tree species. The plant may also be commonly referred to as Indonesian Cinnamon, Padang Cassia or Korintje. C. burmannii belongs to the Lauraceae family. The plant is most commonly known for its spice; the household spice cinnamon is made from the tree’s bark. The species is found growing naturally in Southeast Asia and Indonesia, specifically in the West Sumatra and Western Jambi provinces. It prefers tropical climates, requiring wet environments....

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,...

Cystic Fibrosis
2013-07-19 15:03:45

Cystic fibrosis, also called mucoviscidosis, is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder of the viscous secretions in the body. In turn, it effects the lungs, pancreas, liver, and intestines, as well as all other exocrine glands in the body. The most common genetic mutation that causes CF is a deletion of three nucleotides that results in a loss of phenylalanine, an amino acid at the 508th position on the protein. It should be noted, however, that there are over a thousand other mutations that...

Schistosoma mansoni
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Schistosoma mansoni is a species of parasitic worm, classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum, which affects an estimated 83.31 million throughout the world. This species is the most populous of all members of its genus, occurring in fifty-four countries including areas like Africa, the Middle East, South America, and the Caribbean. This species causes intestinal schistosomiasis in humans. The mapped genome of Schistosoma mansoni and S. japonicum were published in 2009. The associated...

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Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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