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2013-07-29 12:24:00

FRIENDSWOOD, Texas, July 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Castle Biosciences Inc., a leading developer of diagnostic and prognostic tests for rare cancers, announced today the launch of ThymicCancer.com, a website created to educate patients, their families and healthcare providers about the two main types of this rare, and sometimes aggressive, cancer of the thymus gland. ThymicCancer.com tells the story of the disease, its diagnosis and treatment, and the availability of new genomic...

2012-11-23 10:52:09

Immune globulin replacement began decades ago as a treatment for patients who could not make their own protective antibodies, but has proven to have much broader benefits than originally expected. With new uses regularly being discovered for this limited and expensive resource, including as a potential treatment for Alzheimer's disease, now is the time to discover exactly how intravenous immune globulin (IVIG) treatments work, and to engineer a protein that can provide similar benefits,...

Effects From Low-cal Diets Seen In Fly Brain And Mouthpart
2012-07-16 13:06:17

Transmission of nerve signals is enhanced in the insects that eat less A novel technique for measuring tiny, rapid-fire secretions in the brains and mouthparts of fruit flies (drosophila) is providing insights into the beneficial effects of eating less – information that ultimately could help people suffering from neuromuscular disorders. Using the method, researchers uncovered never-before-seen brain chemistry that helps explain why fruit flies genetically manipulated to mimic...

2012-06-23 23:01:10

A Gastonia, N.C. woman seeks a new normal as she undergoes treatment for an uncommon and chronic neuromuscular disorder that left the accomplished crafter without interest in or passion for her life-long hobbies. Chapel Hill, N.C. (PRWEB) June 22, 2012 Rosanne Griffith is searching for her new normal. “I have to find a new me,” said Rosanne, 61, of Gastonia, N.C. “That´s the hardest thing. Right now, the new normal changes day to day.” Rosanne has myasthenia...

2012-03-27 11:54:22

Intravenous immune globulin (IVIg) is an effective treatment for certain disorders of the nerve and muscles, including Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) and a form of neuropathy called chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP), according to a guideline issued by the American Academy of Neurology. The guideline is published in the March 27, 2012, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. IVIg is a type of immunotherapy...

2012-03-14 08:05:00

GREENSBORO, N.C., March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a final hearing that occurred yesterday with the Honorable Andrew J. Guilford, the judge presiding over a recently concluded bench trial which focused on a commercial dispute over trade secrets, Merz is providing additional details on the outcome of the case. "We regret that this ruling will affect physicians and patients as we believe that access to quality FDA-approved treatment options, including XEOMIN®...

2012-02-15 07:30:00

INTERLAKEN, Switzerland, Feb. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CSL Behring announced today the four recipients of the 2012 Interlaken Leadership Awards. Now in its second year, the Interlaken Leadership Awards program recognizes scientists whose proposals are likely to advance innovative medical research and knowledge about the potential role of immunoglobulin therapy in the treatment of neurologic disorders. The total value of the four awards is estimated to be more than $1 million USD....

2012-02-08 14:33:52

Some unusual alliances are necessary for you to wiggle your fingers, researchers report. Understanding those relationships should enable better treatment of neuromuscular diseases, such as myasthenia gravis, which prevent muscles from taking orders from your brain, said Dr. Lin Mei, Director of the Institute of Molecular Medicine and Genetics at Georgia Health Sciences University. During development, neurons in the spinal cord reach out to muscle fibers to form a direct line of...

2012-01-04 09:38:00

GREENSBORO, N.C., Jan. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Merz Pharmaceuticals, LLC, today announced that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has assigned a product-specific Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) billing code, J0588 "INJECTION, INCOBOTULINUMTOXIN A, 1 UNIT" for Xeomin(®) (incobotulinumtoxinA), effective beginning January 1, 2012. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved XEOMIN in July 2010 for the treatment of cervical dystonia in...

2011-10-20 07:00:00

BOSTON, Oct. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Additional data will be presented on the mechanistic characterization of adverse events reported with the azole antifungal, voriconazole, and the ketolide antibiotic, telithromycin, at the 49th Annual Meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). The data will be presented during a poster abstract session at 12:15 to 2:15 p.m. EDT on October 21 in Poster Hall B1. Bertrand et al. had previously shown that inhibition of neuronal...