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2013-08-19 10:35:26

UCSF study shows potential for new treatment strategy UC San Francisco scientists working in the lab used a chemical found in an anti-wrinkle cream to prevent the death of nerve cells damaged by mutations that cause an inherited form of Parkinson’s disease. A similar approach might ward off cell death in the brains of people afflicted with Parkinson’s disease, the team suggested in a study reported online in the journal Cell on August 15. The achievement marks a pharmacologic...

2013-08-12 23:00:28

DailyGossip.org reviews one of the latest kidney disease treatments: the Kidney Disease Solution System. (PRWEB) August 12, 2013 The Kidney Disease Solution review published by http://www.DailyGossip.org on August 12, shows that this efficient treatment has already been used by thousands of people from all over the world, who managed to overcome their kidney disease. The "Kidney Disease Solution System" developed by Duncan Capicchiano provides users a step-by-step plan on how to...

2013-08-12 14:10:30

Researchers have discovered how genetic mutations linked to Parkinson's disease might play a key role in the death of brain cells, potentially paving the way for the development of more effective drug treatments. In the new study, published in Nature Neuroscience, a team of researchers from UCL, the University of Cambridge and the University of Sheffield showed how defects in the Parkinson's gene Fbxo7 cause problems with 'mitaphagy' – an essential process through which our bodies are...

2013-08-06 23:18:46

University of Rochester Fellow Dr. Jeffrey Statland to Evaluate Electrical Impedance Myography Technology for FSHD Treatment Lexington, Massachusetts (PRWEB) August 06, 2013 Today, the FSH Society, a Massachusetts based non-profit that is a world leader in combating facioscapulohumeral dystrophy (FSHD), announced that it has awarded a $48,909 research grant to Dr. Jeffrey Statland, University of Rochester Fellow and Senior Instructor in the Department of Neurology. The grant will fund Dr....

2013-08-05 23:02:03

Bill Corr to Kick Off Conference 30 Years After Passage of Orphan Drug Act. Horsham, PA (PRWEB) August 05, 2013 Bill Corr, deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will deliver the keynote address at the third annual U.S. Conference on Rare Diseases and Orphan Products in Bethesda, Md., on Oct. 7, 2013. Corr was vital in the passage of the Orphan Drug Act (ODA), serving as counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Health and the...

2013-07-31 23:26:40

As part of the multi-year agreement Gallus will provide process and method development, scale-up, clinical supply and preparation for commercial manufacturing for an infused protein-based therapy targeting the rare disease, Niemann-Pick type B. St. Louis, Missouri (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 Gallus Biopharmaceuticals, LLC (Gallus) has signed a development and manufacturing supply agreement with Genzyme, a Sanofi Company the pioneer in the development and delivery of transformative therapies for...


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