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Latest neurofibromatosis Stories

2010-08-13 14:08:01

A protein known to be involved in a rare hereditary cancer syndrome may have a role in the regulation of liver stem cells and the development of liver cancer.

2010-07-16 13:40:14

Imagine if your brain lost its working memory — the ability to hold and manipulate information in your mind's eye.

2010-03-24 08:54:08

Researchers have discovered how a genetic disease known mainly for its life-threatening tumors also can cause sudden death from cardiovascular disease in children, and are mounting a clinical trial to develop treatments for the problem.

2010-02-22 12:21:45

Research identifies mechanism that makes cells become tumorous.

2009-11-17 17:34:56

An analysis of patients with a syndrome similar to the genetic disorder, neurofibromatosis type 1, indicates that diagnosis may be difficult because of shared clinical findings, such as certain pigmentary characteristics.

2009-09-10 17:05:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- NexGenix Pharmaceuticals Holdings, Inc. (Privately Held) today announced that Chief Executive Officer Dr. Allan E. Rubenstein will be presenting at two industry conferences during the month of September.

2009-08-12 08:20:00

BELLEVUE, Wash., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Light Sciences Oncology, Inc. (LSO) today announced the treatment of the first patient in an investigator-sponsored Phase 1 pediatric study of its novel light-activated drug Aptocine(TM) (talaporfin sodium) in neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF-1).

2009-07-27 07:00:00

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J., July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- PTC Therapeutics, Inc. (PTC) today announced the initiation of a Phase 2 clinical trial of PTC299 in adult patients with neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2), a rare genetic disorder that causes the development of non-malignant brain tumors.

2009-07-08 16:57:54

Treatment with the angiogenesis inhibitor bevacizumab improved hearing and alleviated other symptoms in patients with neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2).


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.