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2014-06-24 10:57:10

University of Oxford Computer analysis of photographs could help doctors diagnose which condition a child with a rare genetic disorder has, say Oxford University researchers. The researchers, funded in part by the Medical Research Council (MRC), have come up with a computer programme that recognises facial features in photographs; looks for similarities with facial structures for various conditions, such as Down's syndrome, Angelman syndrome, or Progeria; and returns possible matches...

2014-06-23 08:27:25

LEVERKUSEN, Germany, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer HealthCare (Bayer) and Dimension Therapeutics, a company focused on developing novel adeno-associated virus (AAV) gene therapy treatments for rare diseases, have entered into a collaboration for the development and commercialization of a novel gene therapy for the treatment of hemophilia A. "Bayer is a worldwide leader in the treatment of hemophilia A and we are highly committed to advancing innovative treatment options for...

2014-06-21 08:20:25

Foundation Fighting Blindness Co-Founder and Chairman Gordon Gund and Family to Catalyze Retinal Degenerative Disease Research with Unlimited Donation Matching Challenge for Two Years COLUMBIA, Md., June 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In support of the fight to eradicate blindness, Foundation Fighting Blindness Chairman and Co-Founder Gordon Gund and his family announced a matching gift challenge they hope will result in millions of dollars in funds to accelerate pre-clinical,...

2014-06-19 08:28:26

RICHMOND, Calif., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGMO) announced the appointment of H. Stewart Parker to the Company's Board of Directors. Ms. Parker, who founded and served as President and CEO of Targeted Genetics Corporation, brings more than 30 years of experience in the biotechnology industry, including 16 years of specific experience in cell and gene therapy. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130102/SF35903LOGO "We are very pleased to...

2014-06-17 12:29:04

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- InformedDNA announced today the appointment of Duffy Oelberg as the Senior Vice President for Business Development. Oelberg will be responsible for the development and implementation of the company's strategy for identifying and capitalizing on new opportunities to expand its portfolio of clients. Oelberg will also serve on InformedDNA's executive leadership team that is responsible for managing all company operations....

2014-06-16 09:36:11

Moffitt Cancer Center A new Moffitt Cancer Center study published Thursday in Genetics in Medicine shows that counseling from a genetic health care provider before genetic testing educates patients and may help reduce unnecessary procedures. Up to 10 percent of cancers are inherited, meaning a person was born with an abnormal gene that increases their risk for cancer.  “Pre-test genetic counseling in which a health care provider takes a thorough family history and discusses the...

2014-06-16 08:29:08

Company will draw on leaders' expertise in rare diseases, R&D and commercialization as it moves to complete development of its lead program in inherited blindness PHILADELPHIA, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spark Therapeutics, a late-stage gene therapy company developing treatments for a wide range of rare, debilitating diseases, announced today the appointments of Lars Ekman, former president of research and development at Elan, and Vin Milano, former president and CEO of...

2014-06-16 08:28:21

MADISON, N.J. and SAN DIEGO, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sequenom, Inc. (NASDAQ: SQNM), a life sciences company providing innovative genetic analysis solutions, and Quest Diagnostics (NYSE:DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, today announced an agreement under which Quest will offer national access to Sequenom Laboratories' MaterniT21(TM) PLUS laboratory-developed test (LDT). Using a maternal blood sample, the noninvasive prenatal test (NIPT)...

2014-06-15 23:00:59

MarketReportsOnline.com adds "US Prenatal Testing Market Report: 2012 Edition" report to its research store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) June 15, 2014 This report provides a comprehensive overview of the US prenatal testing market covering the market opportunity for the T21 tests. The prenatal testing realm is getting intensely competitive with numerous corporations claiming the reins of the same. The leading industry players include PerkinElmer, Hologic and Sequenom among other...

2014-06-13 12:24:36

Greenwood Genetic Center and Clemson University Begin Collaboration on Projects GREENWOOD, S.C., June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Following much behind-the-scenes planning and several recent public announcements, the work of the Greenwood Genetic Center/Clemson University research and education collaborative is underway. Officials at both institutions have announced the first recipients of research funding provided by Self Regional Healthcare (SRH). In February, SRH announced a partnership with...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.