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2013-02-13 23:00:33

The Law Firm of d'Oliveira & Associates Offers "No Win No Fee Promise" For clients injured from the insulin injection Byetta, used to treat Type 2 Diabetes. Byetta has been linked to serious side effects, such as pancreatic cancer, thyroid cancer, liver cancer, and pancreatitis. (PRWEB) February 13, 2013 In 2008, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) received more than 30 reports of acute pancreatic in Byetta users. Other reports included two deaths and four hospitalizations due...

2013-01-14 23:01:48

Damariscotta Veterinary Clinic answers about how pets can be affected when given people food. Damariscotta, ME (PRWEB) January 14, 2013 The holidays are finally over, and people everywhere are starting to work on making better food choices. Often thought of as one of the family, a beloved pets´ diet shouldn´t go overlooked. One question veterinarians get asked all the time is: Is it safe to feed my pet people food? Although many dietary indiscretions work themselves out, there...

2012-11-13 12:24:13

A new study published online today in Nature Genetics reveals a genetic link between chronic pancreatitis and alcohol consumption. Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and more than 25 other health centers across the United States found a genetic variant on chromosome X near the claudin-2 gene (CLDN2) that predicts which men who are heavy drinkers are at high risk of developing chronic pancreatitis. This finding enables doctors to identify people with early signs...

2012-10-29 12:07:01

Scientists at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto have established that a drug recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat a rare form of cystic fibrosis works in an unconventional way. Their results reveal new possibilities for treating various forms of cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disease afflicting about 70,000 people around the world. Cystic fibrosis patients carry a defective gene that disables or destroys its protein product, which...


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Cystic Fibrosis
2013-07-19 15:03:45

Cystic fibrosis, also called mucoviscidosis, is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder of the viscous secretions in the body. In turn, it effects the lungs, pancreas, liver, and intestines, as well as all other exocrine glands in the body. The most common genetic mutation that causes CF is a deletion of three nucleotides that results in a loss of phenylalanine, an amino acid at the 508th position on the protein. It should be noted, however, that there are over a thousand other mutations that...

Pancreas
2013-01-02 11:22:15

The pancreas is a digestive and an endocrine organ with both endocrine and exocrine functions. It is about six inches long located in the upper portion of the abdominal cavity. The head of the pancreas lies within the indentation of the duodenum and is connected to it by the pancreatic duct. The uncinate process extends from the head and the neck connects to the body of the pancreas, which lies directly behind the stomach. The tail of the pancreas extends to the left side of the body and is...

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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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