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2013-02-28 14:16:28

What is the cost of rare diseases such as Friedreich's Ataxia? By analyzing direct and indirect costs of care research in BioMed Central's open access journal Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases calculated that conservatively this rare disease costs between £11,000 and £19,000 per person per year. Proper understanding resource allocation is important in minimizing the effect of Friedreich's Ataxia on people's lives while maximizing their quality of life. Diseases are classified...

2013-02-26 23:02:06

ABC News recently reported on the societal implications of a pre-implantation genetic diagnosis procedure now being allowed in Germany. This procedure is also available at the IVF New Jersey Fertility Center, which offers insight as to its benefits. (PRWEB) February 26, 2013 ABC News recently reported on pre-implantation genetic diagnosis, a procedure that lets parents test embryos for possible life-threatening genetic defects before being implanted in a woman´s uterus. The article,...

2013-01-23 23:03:30

Dr. Rubin's project at Harvard University is the first of three drug discovery awards that will be given by Families of SMA in the next few months. Elk Grove Village, IL (PRWEB) January 23, 2013 Families of SMA is dedicated to creating a treatment and cure for Spinal Muscular Atrophy by funding and advancing a comprehensive research program, including drug discovery programs to make practical new therapies. Dr. Rubin's project at Harvard University is the first of three drug discovery...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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