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2014-02-26 08:28:48

Unique research approach in ASD may lead to more powerful genetic diagnostic tests SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lineagen, Inc., an innovative molecular diagnostics company focused on complex, genetically linked disorders, announced today the publication of the first major study in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to apply a unique research approach that identified 39 variants in 36 genes, which may confer a genetic risk of developing ASD. This approach - haplotype...

2014-02-26 08:27:36

More information at: http://thesynergytrial.org MILL VALLEY, Calif., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- K-PAX Pharmaceuticals is working with Stanford University and several other leading research institutions to perform a Phase II double-blind, placebo-controlled trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a currently available FDA-approved medication concurrently administered with a novel mitochondrial support product in order to identify a safe and effective treatment for the chronic...

2014-02-25 12:28:12

BOSTON, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National CFIDS Foundation (NCF) has announced its latest research findings for chromosome damage in its fifteen-patient cohort. According to Gail Kansky, NCF President, "We feel that our grant funding for Dr. Henry Heng has really paid some big dividends due to the fact that our selected patient samples displayed several key chromosome abnormalities." According to Kansky, "I would like physicians and patients alike to realize that...

2014-02-24 16:25:28

GREENSBORO, N.C., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It's hard to put yourself in the position of others, but, imagine: You've woken up from what promised to be a simple surgery, except you can't move your foot. Your doctor is telling you there was a complication and your foot is paralyzed. Your foot won't have to be amputated; however, you may never walk again without the aid of a walker or a brace. Or maybe you've been dreading the time when you'd begin losing the control of your lower...

2014-02-23 23:03:34

Understanding Essential Tremor: The Diagnosis Process and Treatment Options Lenexa, KS (PRWEB) February 23, 2014 The International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF) will host a free seminar in Spokane, WA on the life-altering neurological condition called essential tremor (ET). The seminar will take place during National ET Awareness Month, Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at the Providence Auditorium located at 20 West 9th Avenue. The program will run from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m., with a question and...

2014-02-23 23:03:00

Latest options for Carpal Tunnel Treatment now available. Watchung, NJ (PRWEB) February 23, 2014 According to OSHA, repetitive strain injuries, such as carpal tunnel, are among the nation’s most common and costly health problems. In fact, carpal tunnel affects five percent of the working population. Performance Rehabilitation & Integrated Medicine in Watchung, NJ recently introduced a new non-surgical treatment that is helping patients find relief from carpal tunnel pain. Carpal...

2014-02-21 23:22:23

Flood Law Group released a statement today announcing that they are actively investigating birth injury lawsuits on behalf of parents whose children have been diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Flood Law Group is committed to making sure any parents and children that have been affected by birth injuries resulting from medical malpractice know their rights. Washington D.C. (PRWEB) February 21, 2014 The Flood Law Group today announced that they are now actively investigating birth injury...

2014-02-20 23:03:11

Indiana mom on a mission to kickstart DCODIA dyslexia app. Indianapolis, Indiana (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 When Kris Parmelee’s son was diagnosed with dyslexia in first grade, her first response was denial. Then, fear. How could such a bright boy, who had learned to talk at such a young age, possibly be dyslexic? In the years that followed, Kris tried many techniques and therapies, worked with committed teachers and joined support groups in an effort to cope with young Sam’s dyslexia....

2014-02-20 14:57:31

At 58th Biophysical Society Meeting, researchers from Stanford University try to tease out why a lengthened protein leads to Huntington's disease Proteins are the workhorses of the cell, and their correctly folded three-dimensional structures are critical to cellular functions. Misfolded structures often fail to properly perform these vital jobs, leading to cellular stress and devastating neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's disease. In...

2014-02-20 12:13:45

Collaborative research out of the George Washington University (GW) reveals new information on the pathogenesis of feeding and swallowing difficulties often found in children with neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism and intellectual disability. Using an animal model of DiGeorge/22q11 Deletion Syndrome, a genetic disorder that causes autism and intellectual disability, the GW group found clear signs of early feeding and swallowing disruption, and underlying changes in brain...


Latest neurological disorders Reference Libraries

Cephalalgia, Journal
2012-04-25 14:12:25

Cephalalgia is a peer-reviewed medical journal published by SAGE Publications on behalf of the International Headache Society. The journal is subtitled 'An International Journal of Headache'. The journal was established in 1981 and is published tri-weekly (or 16 times per year). It was previously published by Blackwell Publishing. The editor-in-chief is David W. Dodick of Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. Cephalalgia provides an international forum for research, review and discussions on...

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2011-02-23 21:04:53

St. Louis Encephalitis is a disease caused by the Culex mosquito borne St. Louis Encephalitis virus. It is related to Japanese encephalitis virus and is a member of the Flaviviridae subgroup. It mainly affects the United States and occasionally hits Canada and Mexico. The name goes back to 1933 within five weeks in autumn an encephalitis epidemic of explosive proportions broke out in the vicinity of St. Louis, Missouri. Over 1000 cases were reported and the National Institute of Health...

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2011-02-17 16:02:53

Lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCM) is a viral disease, spread by rodents, that presents as aseptic meningitis, encephalitis, or meningoencephalitis. Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis Virus (LCMV) is the causative agent and is a member of the Arenaviridae family. The name is from the tendency of an individual to have high levels of lymphocytes during infection. It is spread by the common house mouse. Mice become chronically infected by keeping the virus in their blood. Female mice will...

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Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'