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2014-02-20 12:27:38

Former NBC Correspondent Robert Bazell to Give Keynote Address WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the spring of 2009, 57-year-old Anne Geremia of Princeton Junction, NJ, began to struggle with her responsibilities as a teacher. She had trouble planning her days, she was confused, she couldn't get to meetings on time. Then came the mini-breakdown, and she was asked to take a temporary leave of absence for the remainder of the school year. Anne saw several...

2014-02-19 08:32:39

LONDON, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: EpiCast Report: Trigeminal Neuralgia - Epidemiology Forecast to 2022 EpiCast Report: Trigeminal Neuralgia - Epidemiology Forecast to 2022 Summary Trigeminal neuralgia, also called tic douloureux, is a chronic nerve disorder characterized by severe facial nerve. The condition is more common in women compared with men and most commonly affects people ages 50 years and older. Globally...

Canadian Study Discovers How Lou Gehrig's Disease Spreads
2014-02-19 08:57:05

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online A new study from the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute has discovered how amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, spreads. This fatal neurodegenerative disease is transmitted from one cell to another, which provides hope that the disease can be blocked. ALS damages nerve cells located in the brain and the spinal cord. This causes the motor neurons...

2014-02-18 23:04:47

Rock stars, celebrity chefs, and rare disease advocates band together to FIGHT MSA, a rare and fatal neurodegenerative disorder. The Multiple System Atrophy Coalition and other MSA groups will be in attendance in a show of solidarity in support of “rock ‘n roll chef” Kerry Simon. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) February 18, 2014 A masterful list of superstars comes together for a spectacular fundraiser on February 27, 2014 to support multiple system atrophy (MSA) awareness. MSA is a rare and...

2014-02-16 23:03:37

ALSFight.com Will Provide the Resources and Support Victims of ALS Need to Improve Their Health and Continue Living Meaningful Lives New York, NY (PRWEB) February 16, 2014 ALSFight.com, the ALS start up service dedicated to helping patients who suffer from ALS find ways to manage and treat their disease, is pleased to announce that they have launched a campaign on Indiegogo.com to help them raise funds to create and design their web and mobile application. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis...

2014-02-13 12:27:28

More than 500 clubs throughout North America to hold a Group Fitness class on Feb. 22 in support of Augie's Quest, a non-profit searching for a cure for ALS IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In support of Augie's Quest, LA Fitness announced today that it will host an in-club Group Fitness( )class at more than 500 of the company's locations on February 22,( )2014. Augie's Quest is a nonprofit research initiative dedicated to finding treatments and a cure for...

2014-02-11 23:24:19

A team of researchers, led by physicians and scientists at Intermountain Healthcare's Intermountain Medical Center and ARUP Laboratories, has made a medical breakthrough by discovering genetic mutations that cause a rare and deadly lung disease. The Pulmonary Hypertension Association applauds their work. Silver Spring, MD (PRWEB) February 11, 2014 A team of researchers, led by physicians and scientists at Intermountain Healthcare's Intermountain Medical Center and ARUP...

2014-02-07 12:51:08

Study in human cells may improve ability to identify useful drug targets In most cases of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's disease, a toxin released by cells that normally nurture neurons in the brain and spinal cord can trigger loss of the nerve cells affected in the disease, Columbia researchers reported today in the online edition of the journal Neuron. The toxin is produced by star-shaped cells called astrocytes and kills nearby motor neurons. In ALS, the death...

2014-02-06 23:01:57

In research funded by the FSH Society, a patient advocacy organization, a Minnesota team has identified drugs that block the toxic effects of a gene involved in a most common form of muscular dystrophy. Lexington, MASS (PRWEB) February 06, 2014 Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) is among the most common muscle-wasting diseases, affecting more than 500,000 people around the world. Its cause is genetic, passed from generation to generation, although 30 percent of cases arise...

2014-02-04 12:27:49

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ALS Association is pleased to announce the awarding of five new grants to investigate the causes and treatment of ALS. The ALS Association identified the focus of each of these grants as areas with high potential for progress. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131211/MM32178LOGO) ALS, which is also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the...


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  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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