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2013-12-18 15:08:14

Research team identified Neurexin2 as a novel target for potential therapy of neurodegeneration in Spinal Muscular Atrophy patients A recent study led by scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) opens a possible new route for treatment of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), a devastating disease that is the most common genetic cause of infant death and also affects young adults. As there is currently no known cure for SMA, the new discovery gives a strong boost to the fight...

2013-12-12 23:28:26

ACOG and ACMG issue new guidelines supporting the utilization of cytogenomic microarray analysis as appropriate diagnostic testing for prenatal, postnatal, infertility and oncology samples. Stony Brook, NY (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 CytoGenX Corp, a leading provider of medical genetic testing services, announced today it will be offering Assure™, its new comprehensive whole-genome microarray designed to aid in the detection and identification of disease-causing genetic alterations...

2013-12-03 23:20:42

Today is #GivingTuesday, and in honor of the global day for giving back, the Muscular Dystrophy Association is kicking off its 2014 Muscle Walk season. Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) December 03, 2013 Today is #GivingTuesday, and in honor of the global day for giving back, the Muscular Dystrophy Association is kicking off its 2014 Muscle Walk season that will pay tribute to — and raise funds for — children and adults served by MDA. MDA Muscle Walk is comprised of a series of fun, non-competitive...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'