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2013-09-26 13:01:57

Three grants totaling more than $25 million over four years will help three research groups to develop authoritative information on the millions of genomic variants relevant to human disease and the hundreds that are expected to be useful for clinical practice. The awards are from the National Institutes of Health. More and more medical and research centers are sequencing the DNA of whole genomes (the body's entire genetic blueprint) or exomes (the genome's protein-coding region) of...

2013-09-18 12:55:59

A preclinical study led by researchers at Children’s National Medical Center has found that a new oral drug shows early promise for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). The results, published in EMBO Molecular Medicine, show that the drug, VBP15, decreases inflammation and protects and strengthens muscle without the harsh side effects linked to current treatments with glucocorticoids such as prednisone. Duchenne muscular dystrophy results in severe muscle degeneration and...

2013-09-03 10:13:25

The mitochondria are the powerhouses of the cell, converting energy into usable forms. When a child is born with a gene defect that results in dysfunctional mitochondria, the results can be devastating, causing physical and cognitive disability and often death. Using genome-wide sequencing along with personalized functional genomics, researchers led by those at Baylor College of Medicine have identified mutations in a gene called FBXL4 revealing it as a novel cause of primary mitochondrial...

2013-09-01 23:01:32

The Backstreet Boys will open the 48th annual MDA telethon tonight with their newest single "In A World Like This" on ABC television stations across the country. Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) September 01, 2013 Get ready for a "Larger than Life" performance when the Backstreet Boys open the 48th annual MDA Show of Strength Telethon this Labor Day weekend on Sunday, 9/8c, on ABC television stations across the country. The multiplatinum group of A. J. McLean, Howie Dorough, Nick...

2013-08-31 23:03:14

Final tote tallied through Labor Day at midnight. TUCSON, Ariz., (PRWEB) August 31, 2013 For the first time ever, viewers tuning in to the 2013 MDA Show of Strength Telethon Sunday will be able to keep track of telethon donations through a new online tote board feature that will continuously update as the show airs on ABC stations nationwide at 9/8c. Viewers will be able to check MDA’s website, mda.org, for regular updates on how much is being raised through the telethon as the show...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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