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2010-07-20 06:00:00

ST JOSEPH, Mich., July 20, /PRNewswire/ -- GeneGo, Inc., a leading provider of databases, software and services in systems biology and chemistry, announced today that Dr. Salah Mohamed in Department of Cardio and Thoracic Vascular Surgery at the University of Luebeck and his team will be part of the Metaminer Cardiac Partnership. Dr. Mohamed is published within 6 different reputed Scientific American Journals in connection with Biomarker Discovery work performed for the American Heart...

2010-04-07 13:58:32

Case Western Reserve researchers find deficiency of Kruppel-like Factor 15 predicts cardiovascular diseases Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine researchers have identified a major indicator of two deadly diseases of the heart and blood vessels: heart failure and aortic aneurysm. The absence of the Kruppel-like Factor 15 (KLF15), when combined with stress, leads to both heart failure and aortic aneurysms. The genetic factor, KLF15, protects the heart and aorta's ability to...

2010-03-20 13:22:38

By studying the genetics of a rare inherited disorder called stiff skin syndrome, researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have learned more about scleroderma, a condition affecting about one in 5,000 people that leads to hardening of the skin as well as other debilitating and often life-threatening problems. The findings, which appear this week in Science Translational Medicine, open doors to testing new treatments. "Scleroderma is a common and often devastating...

2009-11-17 10:45:41

The aorta, the body's largest artery, stretches from the chest to below the kidneys, expanding and contracting with the pressure of blood driven directly into it by the heart. Although its walls are extraordinarily strong, like other blood vessels the aorta can sometimes develop bulges, called aneurysms. Like other aneurysms, those in the aorta sometimes give way, and the result is what doctors refer to as an "aortic dissection" "” a clinical way of saying that the largest artery in...

2008-06-26 06:00:00

By Jonathan Bor, The Baltimore Sun Jun. 26--A popular blood-pressure medication has shown promise as a therapy for Marfan syndrome, slowing and, in some cases, stopping the enlargement of a major blood vessel that can lead to fatal ruptures, Johns Hopkins researchers reported today. Although they cautioned that their study was small and the results preliminary, the scientists at Hopkins' School of Medicine say the drug could reduce the need for the open-heart operations that many...

2005-07-21 18:05:00

HOUSTON "“ (July 21, 2005) "“ Scientists have identified the first genetic mutations that cause the aorta "“ the body's main artery "“ to widen, tear and rupture. Published online by Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association, the findings of a team led by University of Texas Medical School at Houston researchers shed new light on the molecular causes of thoracic aortic aneurysms and dissections. They also provide a new route for early warning of the...


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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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