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2014-08-04 23:03:11

After a 21-year battle with Myotonic Dystrophy, Brian Malmgren, age 43, passed away on the afternoon of July 30th, 2014. Since his passing, family and friends have rallied to create a Memorial Fundraiser page; and the fundraiser coordinator Elias Russell announces the establishment of the fund and explains the ultimate goal. (PRWEB) August 04, 2014 On the afternoon of July 30th, 2014, Brian Malmgren passed away due to complications associated with Myotonic Dystrophy. At age 43, Brian had...

2014-06-17 08:28:05

CARLSBAD, Calif., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Essentialis announced today the grant of its first patent in Japan (Patent number 5543110). The patent provides extensive protection to Essentialis' lead product, Diazoxide Choline Controlled-Release Tablet (DCCR). The claim scope covers the active in DCCR and a broad family of related actives, polymorphs of the active, methods of manufacture, all pharmaceutical formulations of the actives and methods of use of these pharmaceutical...

2014-05-28 08:30:01

CARLSBAD, Calif., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Essentialis announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Office of Orphan Products Development has granted orphan drug designation to diazoxide choline, the patent protected active in DCCR for the treatment of Prader-Willi syndrome, a rare complex neurobehavioral/metabolic disease for which there is no FDA-approved therapy. Prader-Willi syndrome afflicts about 1 in 15,000 to 1 in 25,000 individuals, with the US...

2014-02-13 16:28:10

Experimental Protein Replacement Therapy for Congenital Muscular Dystrophy Type 1A (MDC1A) MILFORD, Mass. and RENO, Nev., Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Prothelia Incorporated (Prothelia) and University of Nevada, Reno announce that they have entered into strategic agreements with Alexion for the development of Laminin-111, a patented experimental protein replacement therapy for merosin-deficient congenital muscular dystrophy (MDC1A), a life-threatening, ultra-rare disease caused by a genetic...

2012-04-09 05:39:59

By Fernanda Barros, Ivanhoe Health Correspondent (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- It is rapidly becoming the number one health problem in the U.S. and it is now the most common chronic illness in childhood. Obesity is a complex and potentially devastating condition, particularly if its onset is in early childhood. There are significant environmental and behavioral factors involved in the causes of obesity but some of us may carry it in our genes! In the most recent National Health and Nutrition...

2011-11-02 13:00:00

Donation targeted for research into difficult challenges and obesity faced by those suffering from Prader-Willi Syndrome San Francisco and Los Angeles (PRWEB) November 02, 2011 The estate of Jean Joachim Deleage, together with the Foundation for Prader-Willi Research (FPWR), today jointly announced a donation of $500,000 made by the estate to further primary research into Prader-Willi Syndrome, a childhood disease that has painful and devastating effects from birth, through childhood and...

2011-08-25 03:30:05

Accounts for poor motor skills, coordination A scientist investigating why those with Down syndrome often have poor balance and motor coordination has found that key eye reflexes are substantially altered. The findings by University of Colorado School of Medicine researcher Alberto Costa, MD, Ph.D., could lead to new tools to assess the effectiveness of new drugs and therapies aimed at improving quality of life for those with this genetic disorder. "People with Down syndrome suffer...

2011-06-06 14:00:00

Failure in nerve-fiber navigation corrected in zebrafish model; suggests possibility of a drug treatment BOSTON, June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is the leading genetic cause of death in children under 2, with no treatment other than supportive care. In the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (Early Edition, week of June 6), researchers at Children's Hospital Boston show how loss or mutation of the SMA gene causes progressive muscle...

2009-05-25 09:34:15

In a world first, West Australian scientists have cured mice of a devastating muscle disease that causes a Floppy Baby Syndrome "“ a breakthrough that could ultimately help thousands of families across the globe. The research, published online today in the Journal of Cell Biology, reveals how a team at the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR) has restored muscle function in mice with one type of Floppy Baby Syndrome "“ a congenital myopathy disorder that...

2009-03-31 08:00:00

NEW YORK, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Greg and Mindy Scheier announced today that they will be hosting OlliePalooza, a benefit for The United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation, in honor of their four year-old son, Oliver, on April 25, 2009 at Strata in New York City. OlliePalooza will be an evening of fantastic food, drinks, live and silent auctions, and fun that seeks to honor Oliver and the thousands of children affected by mitochondrial disease. The event will be sponsored by JETT Vodka,...


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