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2009-12-03 12:13:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- An exciting treatment gaining acceptance in orthopedics and sports medicine, called platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP), is showing strong potential for accelerated healing of dental implant procedures, according to a prominent dental researcher and editor of the Journal of Oral Implantology. James Rutkowski, DMD, PhD, reported at the recent annual scientific meeting of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry that platelet-rich plasma therapy can...

2009-10-01 08:00:00

New study reports on the platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment and its use in sports medicine; cautions more investigation needed ROSEMONT, Ill., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Platelet -rich plasma (PRP) is currently used as an alternative treatment method for several common orthopaedic-related sports medicine conditions. According to a new study in the October issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS), early outcomes of PRP appear promising;...

2009-09-30 07:03:00

LONDON, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The Prince's Rainforests Project (PRP) is launching their Rainforest SOS campaign today in an effort to send the world's biggest SOS on behalf of the rainforests before the international climate change meetings held by the UN in Copenhagen this December. The PRP will kick off the campaign with a video message from Sting urging people to send their Rainforest SOS message to the world. Sting's support of the campaign coincides with the 30th anniversary...

2009-08-21 12:37:32

A new study shows that nervous system integrity and axonal properties may play a key role in prion diseases. The findings, from researchers at the Rudolf Virchow Center and the Institute of Virology of the University of Wrzburg, expand our understanding of the development of prion disease and suggest novel targets for therapeutic and diagnostic approaches in its early stages. Details are published August 21 in the open-access journal PLoS Pathogens.Despite growing awareness of prion diseases,...

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2009-06-08 11:15:00

New research has shown that a rogue protein thought to cause Alzheimer's can spread through the brain, turning healthy tissue bad, BBC News reported.The tau protein may share characteristics with the prion proteins that cause vCJD. Scientists found it triggered formation of protein tangles linked to Alzheimer's after they injected it into the brains of healthy mice.But the study, published in the Nature Cell Biology, said this did not mean tau could be passed from person to person.Tau is a...

2009-02-26 08:48:40

Yale researchers have filled in a missing gap on the molecular road map of Alzheimer's disease. In the Feb. 26 issue of the journal Nature, the Yale team reports that cellular prion proteins trigger the process by which amyloid-beta peptides block brain function in Alzheimer's patients. "It has been a black box," said Stephen M. Strittmatter, senior author of the study and the Vincent Coates Professor of Neurology and director of Cellular Neuroscience, Neurodegeneration and Repair at the Yale...

2008-12-18 09:31:50

British medical researchers say they're concerned a new human version of mad cow disease has been detected, officials said. While most cases of new variant Creutzfeld-Jakob disease (vCJD) in Britain have occurred in people with a genetic profile carried by 42 percent of the population, the BBC reported that a young man with a different genetic profile appears to have the disabling disease. The report said the diagnosis, which must be confirmed by biopsy, suggests at least 90 percent of...

2008-12-10 11:00:00

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ThermoGenesis Corp. (Nasdaq: KOOL), a leading supplier of innovative products and services that process and store adult stem cells, said today that the Company has introduced a new line of veterinary point-of-care (POC) products under the Vantus brand. Unveiling of the first product, Res-Q60v ePRP, is taking place at this week's 54th Annual Convention of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP). The initial...

2008-09-15 09:00:58

Canada-based theranostics company Amorfix Life Sciences has reported that its EP-vCJD blood screening assay can detect sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease prions using brain material spiked into human plasma at the same sensitivity. Amorfix said that this finding supports the company's platform technology for detecting aggregated misfolded proteins and expands the potential use of the assay to sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (sCJD). The company is seeking to acquire blood and spinal...

2008-07-25 03:00:29

By Autumn Grooms, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jul. 25--Central High School students are helping a University of Wisconsin-La Crosse professor this summer with research on what causes diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. They're mixing buffers, filling tubes with solvents and inserting DNA into gel slabs. But mostly they are thrilled to be working in an active lab environment. "It's a lot of fun," said Alex Mahairas, who will be a senior this fall. "It's pretty cool because no one...


Latest Prion Reference Libraries

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2007-10-24 13:42:18

The Broad-billed Prion (Pachyptila vittata), is a small seabird found throughout oceans and coastal areas in the Southern Hemisphere. Its colonies can be found on Gough Island, Marion Island, and on the sub-Antarctic Antipodes Islands off the coast of New Zealand. Though the broad-billed prion is a small seabird, it is a large prion, with a length of 24 inches and a weight of 7 ounces, and a massive bill. It has gray upper plumage, a dark cap, black "W" on the wings, a black-tipped tail,...

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2007-10-24 13:40:45

The Fairy Prion (Pachyptila turtur), is a small seabird found throughout the oceans and coastal areas in the Southern Hemisphere. Their colonies can be found on Chatham, Snares and Antipodes Islands of New Zealand, Bass Strait Islands of Australia, Falkland Islands, Marion Island, the Crozet Islands and Macquarie Island. The Fairy Prion is about 11 inches long. It has gray upper plumage, black-tipped tail, black "M" wing markings, and white below. Its diet consists mainly of plankton,...

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2007-10-24 13:39:33

The Blue petrel (Halobaena caerulea), is a small seabird in the family Procellariidae. They can be found on Marion Island and Prince Edward Island, the Crozet Islands, the Kerguelen archipelago, Macquarie Island and South Georgia. At sea they range widely from Australia to South Africa, South America and Antarctica. The Blue petrel is the only member of the genus Halobaena. Its plumage, which is white on the underside of the body and gray with the distinct M banding across the upper sides...

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  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.