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2013-03-20 23:01:29

In an ongoing effort to improve mitochondrial disease patient care, MitoAction, in collaboration with the organization´s Medical Advisory Committee, will host the 2013 Mitochondrial Disease Clincial Conference on May 4, 2013 at Hotel Marlowe in Cambridge, MA. (PRWEB) March 20, 2013 In an ongoing effort to improve mitochondrial disease patient care, MitoAction, in collaboration with the organization´s Medical Advisory Committee, will host the 2013 Mitochondrial Disease Clincial...

2013-01-29 16:47:00

Researchers at the University of Granada have produced for the first time in the world mice lacking the coenzyme Q10, a rare mitochondrial disease prevailingly affecting children. The researchers needed three years to complete the study. At three to six months of life, this genetic alteration in mice —similar to that occurred in human— causes a rapid degeneration in the lower limbs to death for cardiac arrest. For the first time in the world, researchers at the Center for...

Therapeutic Option For Women With Mutant Mitochondrial DNA
2012-12-20 07:08:59

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers from the Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and the New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) have been able to create a new technique that limits inherited disorders in children. The ability of scientists to transfer the nucleus of a cell from one human egg cell to another was considered an important achievement, and results of the study were recently published in the online edition of Nature. In particular,...

Gene Therapy Method Could Prevent Certain Inherited Diseases
2012-10-25 05:29:18

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers from Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) recently revealed a new gene therapy method that can successfully prevent particular inherited diseases. The scientists worked under the college´s Oregon National Primate Research Center as well as the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at OHSU and were able to complete the procedure in human cells. With the findings of the study, the new gene therapy will...


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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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