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2014-07-08 23:14:40

Frank N. Darras of DarrasLaw reviews the recent ceremonial draft and honor for Isaiah Austin. Ontario, CA (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 The NBA had their sights on Baylor sophomore Isaiah Austin, but word came just before the draft that Austin has Marfan syndrome. This genetic disorder affects the body’s connective tissues, which are found throughout the body. Even though Austin has been playing basketball during his years at Baylor with no complications, Marfan syndrome has the potential to...

2014-02-12 12:30:11

Inaugural 2014 Harrington Prize for Innovation in Medicine CLEVELAND, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The inaugural Harrington Prize for Innovation in Medicine has been awarded to pediatric cardiologist and genetics researcher Harry Dietz, MD, of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The Harrington Prize for Innovation in Medicine, established this year by the Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals Case Medical Center and the American Society for Clinical...

2013-09-23 10:17:57

A team of investigators has developed an innovative blood test that may provide a faster, simpler way for emergency room doctors and others to diagnose and monitor potentially deadly aortic aneurysms and aortic dissections (a tear in the wall of the aorta) for which early diagnosis is critical for survival. The aorta is the large artery that carries blood away from the heart. Aortic aneurysms and dissections, which often have symptoms similar to a heart attack, cause more than 10,000 deaths...

Doctors Guided To Serious Medical Disorders Through Collagen-seeking Synthetic Protein
2012-08-29 15:00:50

Johns Hopkins researchers have created a synthetic protein that, when activated by ultraviolet light, can guide doctors to places within the body where cancer, arthritis and other serious medical disorders can be detected. The technique could lead to a new type of diagnostic imaging technology and may someday serve as a way to move medications to parts of the body where signs of disease have been found. In a study published in the Aug. 27-31 Online Early Edition of Proceedings of the...

2012-07-09 16:28:35

Systemic complications include life-threatening thoracic aortic disease Research teams from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and Paris, France have discovered a gene defect linked to a cluster of systemic complications, including life-threatening thoracic aortic disease and intracranial aneurysms. The new syndrome is similar, but distinct from known syndromes such as Marfan and Loeys-Dietz syndrome. Genome-wide analysis of two unrelated families, one...

2012-03-12 14:21:14

Beliefs about nature and nurture can affect how patients and their families respond to news about their diagnosis, according to Penn State health communication researchers. Understanding how people might respond to a health problem, especially when the recommendations for adapting to the condition may seem contradictory to their beliefs, is crucial to planning communication strategies, said Roxanne Parrott, Distinguished Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences and Health Policy and...

2012-02-13 23:35:19

Findings from researchers at the Ostrow School of Dentistry at USC may help doctors save lives through rapid diagnosis A USC research team has pinpointed the source of a genetic disorder that causes life-threatening birth defects, which may allow doctors to quickly diagnose and better treat the disease. Babies born with the disorder, known as Loeys-Dietz syndrome or Marfan syndrome type II, have cleft palates and other facial characteristics similar to babies born with other diseases...


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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,...

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