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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...

Genetic Mutation Linked Congenital Heart Defect
2013-07-30 08:39:37

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of scientists from The Research Institute at Nationwide Children'sHospital has found a mutation in a gene crucial to normal heart development could play a role in some types of congenital heart defects - the most common birth defect in the US. The findings were published in the journal Human Mutation and could help narrow the search for genes that contribute to this genetic defect, which affects as many as 40,000 newborns a year....


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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