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Researchers Develop Novel Compound From Fart Gas Which May Provide Real Health Benefits

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A few years back, Kelly Clarkson, the first winner of television's biggest talent show, American Idol, reminded us of the adage “what doesn't kill you makes you stronger,” in her 2011...

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2014-07-02 12:20:39

The JAMA Network Journals Use of exome sequencing improved the ability to identify the underlying gene mutations in patients with biochemically defined defects affecting multiple mitochondrial respiratory chain complexes (enzymes that are involved in basic energy production), according to a study in the July 2 issue of JAMA. Defects of the mitochondrial respiratory chain have emerged as the most common cause of childhood and adult neurometabolic disease, with an estimated prevalence of...

2014-06-24 10:39:41

Washington University in St. Louis Researchers believe they have learned how mutations in the gene that causes Huntington’s disease kill brain cells, a finding that could open new opportunities for treating the fatal disorder. Scientists first linked the gene to the inherited disease more than 20 years ago. Huntington’s disease affects five to seven people out of every 100,000. Symptoms, which typically begin in middle age, include involuntary jerking movements, disrupted...

2014-06-18 09:40:02

University of California - San Diego Old drug used for sleeping sickness may point to new treatment in humans In a further test of a novel theory that suggests autism is the consequence of abnormal cell communication, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report that an almost century-old drug approved for treating sleeping sickness also restores normal cellular signaling in a mouse model of autism, reversing symptoms of the neurological disorder in...

2014-06-16 12:47:49

Kureczka/Martin Associates Presentation at American Diabetes Association meeting by ClinMet founder Use of anti-oxidants may be ineffective or even contribute to kidney disease and other complications of diabetes, rather than helping to treat such health problems. That conclusion, based on growing unexpected findings that stimulating mitochondrial function and superoxide production results in improved markers of renal, cardiovascular and nerve dysfunction, was presented this week in a...

2014-06-16 08:28:56

-- Presentation at American Diabetes Association Meeting by ClinMet Founder -- SAN DIEGO, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Use of anti-oxidants may be ineffective or even contribute to kidney disease and other complications of diabetes, rather than helping to treat such health problems. That conclusion, based on growing unexpected findings that stimulating mitochondrial function and superoxide production results in improved markers of renal, cardiovascular and nerve dysfunction, was...

2014-06-13 12:24:49

BILLERICA, Mass., June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Seahorse Bioscience, the world leader in metabolic analyzers and XF stress test kits for measuring cell metabolism, introduces the XFp Extracellular Flux Analyzer - an affordable extension to the XF product platform. This new, lower cost instrument will enable many more labs access to Seahorse's unique technology. Seahorse Extracellular Flux (XF) Analyzers perform real time 'stress tests' of the two major energy-producing pathways of...

birthplace of Neolithic agricultural practices
2014-06-09 04:52:57

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online By sequencing the mitochondrial DNA of the first Near Eastern farmers for the first time, an international team of researchers have discovered evidence supporting an Early Neolithic pioneer maritime colonization of mainland Europe that involved expansion through Cyprus and the Aegean Islands. Writing in the journal PLOS Genetics, the study authors explained their analysis of genetic samples obtained from three sites located in...

2014-06-09 00:21:32

EPI-743 in phase 2B development for Leigh syndrome MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Edison Pharmaceuticals today announced that the FDA has granted Orphan Drug status to vatiquinone for the treatment of Leigh syndrome. Vatiquinone is the International Nonproprietary Name (INN) for Edison's EPI-743. The INN is a unique international name issued by the World Health Organization, which is used to identify the active pharmacological ingredient in a drug. This is...

2014-06-05 23:16:50

CEO and founder of Edison Pharmaceuticals has changed the lives of many children and families with mitochondrial disease BOSTON, MA (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 Guy Miller, MD, PhD, CEO and founder of Edison Pharmaceuticals has changed the lives of many children and families with mitochondrial disease. For his efforts, MitoAction recognized him with its “Making a Difference For Mito” award. Dr. Miller was chosen based on his extensive and ongoing contribution to the mitochondrial disease...

Three-Parent Conception Helps Reduce Risk Of Inherited Mitochondrial Disease
2014-06-03 12:53:49

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online To prevent deadly, inherited mitochondrial diseases – UK doctors have devised a unique scheme: create a fertilized embryo using eggs from two different women and sperm from one man. According to a new report from the country’s Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority (HFEA), the proposed procedure would be safe and possibly useful, setting the stage for a debate surrounding the ethics of engineering a three-parent child. The US...


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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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