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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...

2013-11-07 13:50:16

In an era of commercialized medicine, direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing has been on a steady rise. Consumers can purchase a DNA sample kit, also known as a "spit kit," mail it to a testing company, and wait for an email that reveals their genetic risk for disorders like heart disease and colon cancer. However, a new Yale study reveals that members of the public, as well as physician groups, are concerned about individuals interpreting these risks without the help of a doctor....

2013-11-06 23:22:35

2014 Muscle Team Gala expected to raise more than $1 million. NEW YORK, (PRWEB) November 06, 2013 Metro New York's top pro athletes will join together to put their muscle behind finding treatments and cures for muscle disease at a special kickoff event for the 17th annual New York Muscle Team® Gala on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 6 p.m. to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The kickoff event will take place at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers, Pier 61 (Hudson River and 23rd...

Genetic Testing Technique Will Accelerate Personalized Medicine
2013-11-04 03:57:33

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online In a development expected to improve the process of matching organ donors and understanding how genes contribute to diseases, researchers have devised a method that can help determine whether or not a specific genetic sequence came from an individual’s mother or father. The technique, which was developed by experts from the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research and is described in the latest edition of the journal Nature...

2013-10-30 15:35:50

Scientists in The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital have found a way to overcome one of the biggest obstacles to using viruses to deliver therapeutic genes: how to keep the immune system from neutralizing the virus before it can deliver its genetic payload. In a study published recently in Molecular Therapy, researchers found that giving subjects a treatment to temporarily rid the body of antibodies provides the virus safe passage to targeted cells, allowing it to release a...

11 New Alzheimers Genes Found
2013-10-28 11:57:17

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the biggest international study ever conducted on Alzheimer's disease, the International Genomics Alzheimer's Project (I-GAP) consortium has found eleven new regions of the genome involved in the onset of the neurodegenerative disorder. The project involved searching the DNA of over 74,000 volunteers for new genetic risk factors linked to late-onset Alzheimer's disease, the most frequently seen form of the disease. I-GAP, made up of...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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