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2011-04-03 15:49:29

A new hedgehog pathway inhibitor demonstrated efficacy in preventing and treating basal cell cancer among patients with basal cell nevus syndrome, a rare inheritable disease, according to Phase II data presented at the AACR 102nd Annual Meeting 2011, held April 2-6. In 1996, Ervin Epstein Jr., M.D., senior scientist at Children's Hospital of Oakland Research Institute, and colleagues identified the site of the mutation that causes basal cell nevus syndrome: the PTCH gene, which encodes a...

2011-03-11 14:03:28

Discoveries may help doctors to better diagnose, manage and treat NAFLD, explain why some people develop medical complications of obesity while others do not NAFLD is a condition where fat accumulates in the liver (steatosis) and can lead to liver inflammation (nonalcoholic steatohepatitis or NASH) and permanent liver damage (fibrosis/cirrhosis). NAFLD affects anywhere from 11% to 45% of some populations and is associated with obesity, hypertension, and problems regulating serum lipids or...

2011-03-10 23:17:56

The liver normally makes and stores fat, which is required in moderation for normal body function. However, if the process goes awry, excess fat in the liver can cause major liver damage. In fact, fatty liver is a leading cause of liver failure in the United States, and is often brought on by obesity and diabetes. In turn, the increasing prevalence of these diseases has brought with it an epidemic of liver disease. Abnormal sleep patterns, such as those of shift-workers, can be risk factors...

2011-02-25 09:00:00

GRASS VALLEY, Calif., Feb. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As a world leader in the advancement of the detection and treatment of prostate cancer, the Smilow Comprehensive Prostate Cancer Center (www.smilowprostatecancercenter.com) at NYU Langone Medical Center is the first medical facility in the Northeast to install ei-Nav|Artemis(TM), an innovative image guidance and navigation system for prostate biopsy that is manufactured by Eigen. Using proprietary next-generation imaging technology,...

2011-02-10 19:46:58

UC Santa Barbara scientists have made a discovery that has the potential for use in the early diagnosis and eventual treatment of plaque-related diseases such as Alzheimer's disease and Type 2 diabetes. Their work is published in a recent issue of Nature Chemistry. The amyloid diseases are characterized by plaque that aggregates into toxic agents that interact with cellular machinery, explained Michael T. Bowers, lead author and professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Other...

2011-01-15 00:00:44

FRAX, a new tool for estimating a person's risk of fractures and bone breaks is in use by physicians at Summit Medical Group (SMG). Berkeley Heights, NJ (Vocus/PRWEB) January 13, 2011 FRAX, a new tool for estimating a person's risk of fractures and bone breaks is in use by physicians at Summit Medical Group (SMG). "As adults age, we lose bone mass, which can make bones fragile and prone to fracture and breaks," notes Robert L. Rosenbaum, M.D., SMG endocrinologist. One of the more serious...

2011-01-07 11:47:47

People suffering from fatty liver disease may be three times more likely to suffer a stroke than individuals without fatty liver, according to a study by researchers at St. Michael's Hospital and the London Health Sciences Centre. The study is the first to find a link between nonalcoholic fatty liver disease "” a disease characterized by the accumulation of fat in the liver in non drinkers "” and stroke. In a research letter to the editor in the journal Epidemiology released...

2010-12-16 13:37:12

A new study by German researchers found that a variation in the PNPLA3 (adiponutrin) gene was associated with cirrhosis of the liver and elevated transaminase (liver enzyme) levels in alcoholic Caucasians. The risk of cirrhosis in alcoholics in the genetic high risk group might be as high as 25% to 50%. Full findings are published in the January 2011 issue of Hepatology, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. Alcoholic liver disease (ALD)"”ranging from...

2010-10-19 16:36:29

Study finds adipose dysfunction also linked to steatosis and necroinflammation Researchers at the University of Palermo in Italy provide the evidence that a higher visceral adiposity index score"”a new index of adipose dysfunction"”has a direct correlation with viral load and is independently associated with both steatosis and necroinflammatory activity in patients with genotype 1 chronic hepatitis C (G1 CHC). Details of this study are available in the November issue of...

2010-10-18 13:50:37

A group of Mayo Clinic (http://www.mayoclinic.org/about/) researchers conducted the first controlled trial of swallowed fluticasone nasal spray (also known as Flonase) on people with the allergic esophageal condition called eosinophilic esophagitis (http://www.mayoclinic.org/eosinophilic-esophagitis/). Research showed that the aerosolized swallowed allergy drug helped treat the cause of the throat condition, but symptoms lingered. The researchers' findings were presented today at the Annual...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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