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Latest Phenylketonuria Stories

2014-02-04 08:35:10

- Canadian PKU and Allied Disorders encourages governments to fund PKU treatment tools as outlined by guidelines to improve outcomes in 2,000 Phenylketonuria patients - TORONTO, Feb. 4, 2014 /CNW/ - Canadian PKU and Allied Disorders (CanPKU) is extremely pleased with the clinical practice guidelines designed for the rare, inherited brain-threatening metabolic disorder Phenylketonuria (PKU), affecting about 2,000 Canadians, published online by the American College of Medical...

2014-01-31 16:23:40

PKU uncle will cycle across Canada in 71 days this summer to raise awareness and $25,000 TORONTO, Jan. 31, 2014 /CNW/ - A young father will ride his bicycle more than 7,300 kilometers coast-to-coast this summer to draw attention to a rare, brain-threatening disorder which affects his newborn niece, Avery. The Canadian PKU and Allied Disorders (CanPKU) non-profit association is proud to announce Avery's Ride for PKU. This Ride is the brainchild of Kevin Dube, of Kitchener,...

Aspartame Gets Sweet Revenge, Okayed For Moderate Consumption
2013-12-11 11:30:53

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Maligned in studies since it came into use in the 1980s, aspartame has now been deemed safe for regular, moderate consumption by the European Food Safety Authority. Previous research had linked the artificial sweetener to higher risk of cancer and premature birth. During its assessment, the EFSA said it reexamined the available clinical evidence, listened to stakeholders and considered over 200 comments submitted online. "This...

2013-10-22 08:33:59

Company Appoints Industry Veteran Robert Connelly as CEO CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Flagship VentureLabs(TM) announces the launch of Pronutria after two years of development in stealth mode and $10.8 million in Series A investments during that period from Flagship Ventures. The company is currently advancing into human clinical testing its lead ProNutrein(TM)( )programs to improve health and treat significant medical conditions mediated by amino acid biology,...

2013-08-01 16:30:48

March of Dimes Urges Reauthorization of Newborn Screening Saves Lives Act WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fifty years ago, a researcher funded by the March of Dimes developed the first newborn screening test. Today, there are tests for more than 30 treatable conditions and thousands of lives have been saved. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130214/DC59689LOGO) The Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act, introduced in the U.S....

2013-01-30 00:21:37

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The March of Dimes continues its year-long celebration of its 75(th) anniversary today, the 131(st) birthday of its founder President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, joined by his grandson James Roosevelt, Jr. To access the multimedia content, click here: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/59684-march-of-dimes-75th-anniversary/ FDR's birthday was a March of Dimes traditional fundraising day. Today, many March of Dimes chapters are kicking...

2012-12-28 00:20:14

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Dec. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- March of Dimes, the leading non-profit organization for maternal and infant health, will celebrate its 75th anniversary in 2013 and its ongoing work to help all babies get a healthy start in life. About 4 million babies are born in the United States each year, and the March of Dimes has helped each and every one through research, education, vaccines, and breakthroughs. To view the multimedia content, please click here:...

2012-12-27 00:20:22

March of Dimes Celebrates 75 Years of Healthy Births WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Dec. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Babies born in 2013 have a better chance for a long and healthy life than earlier generations, thanks to 75 years of health advances, made possible in part by the March of Dimes. The March of Dimes says babies born next year will live longer and are less likely to have a birth defect than those born 75 years ago. They are also much less likely to die from an infectious...

2012-03-01 11:18:00

Researchers will use computer modeling and patient surveys to study health and economic outcomes for screening of Krabbe disease, Pompe disease, and phenylketonuria ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ - University of Michigan researchers will use a $2.5 million grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to study long-term health outcomes and cost-effectiveness of newborn screening. This study, led by Dr. Lisa A. Prosser, Ph.D., M.S., could...

2012-01-17 14:39:00

--The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Will Create Long-Term Clinical Data Resource for Medical Researchers -- PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Within the first days of life, screening tests are performed on all newborns born in the U.S. to identify rare and often life-threatening medical conditions that are not apparent at birth. These newborn screening programs have been operating for decades, permitting doctors to intervene early and improve outcomes in...