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2012-02-28 19:00:00

The American Academy of Neurology Foundation and The ALS Association announce the creation of the Richard Olney Clinician Scientist Development Award in ALS, named after Richard K. Olney, M.D., a leading neurologist and pioneer in clinical ALS research who died late last month of ALS, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig´s Disease. St, Paul, Minn. (PRWEB) February 28, 2012 The American Academy of Neurology Foundation and The ALS Association are announcing the...

2012-02-28 13:00:00

Autograph Store Charity Fundraising will bring its unparalleled experience developing unique fundraising ideas to more than 100 ALS TDI events in 2012. New York, NY (PRWEB) February 28, 2012 The fundraising and development teams at Autograph Store Charity Fundraising and the ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI) are pleased to announce their national partnership for charity auctions hosted throughout 2012. After a careful vetting process, ALS TDI selected Autograph Store Charity...

2012-01-19 10:00:00

Dr. Gary McClain announces the publication of a new supplementary textbook. After the Diagnosis: How Patients React and How to Help them Cope is the first comprehensive textbook to prepare healthcare professionals to help patients to cope with these challenges. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 19, 2012 Dr. Gary McClain announces the publication of a new supplementary textbook. When patients are presented with the news that they have been diagnosed with a chronic or catastrophic medical...

2011-12-26 07:20:23

A global team of neuroscientists, led by researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida, have found the gene responsible for a brain disorder that may be much more common than once believed. In the Dec. 25 online issue of Nature Genetics, the researchers say they identified 14 different mutations in the gene CSF1R that lead to development of hereditary diffuse leukoencephalopathy with spheroids (HDLS). This is a devastating disorder of the brain´s white matter that leads to death between ages 40...

2011-12-15 16:25:07

Children with a rather mysterious movement disorder can have hundreds of attacks every day in which they inexplicably make sudden movements or sudden changes in the speed of their movements. New evidence reported in an early online publication from the January 2012 inaugural issue of Cell Reports, the first open-access journal of Cell Press, provides an answer for them. Contrary to expectations, the trouble stems from a defective version of a little-known gene that is important for...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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