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2013-09-19 10:16:34

A genetic mutation, known as GBA, that leads to early onset of Parkinson's disease and severe cognitive impairment (in about 4 to 7 percent of all patients with the disease) also alters how specific lipids, ceramides and glucosylceramides are metabolized. Mayo Clinic researchers have found that Parkinson's patients who do not carry the genetic mutation also have higher levels of these lipids in the blood. Further, those who had Parkinson's and high blood levels were also more likely to have...

2013-09-16 23:18:19

Fourth Annual Celebrity Walk n’ Roll to Raise Funds for FSH Muscular Dystrophy Research: Sunday, October 6 at 10:00 AM in Heritage Park, Irvine, Open to the Public IRVINE, Calif. (PRWEB) September 16, 2013 The FSH Society announced that the Fourth Annual Celebrity Walk n’ Roll fundraiser, hosted by Max Adler of “Glee,” will take place on Sunday, October 6, 2013 at Heritage Park in Irvine from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. More than 20 celebrities and athletes will participate in the...

2013-09-13 23:01:19

Register Now to Attend Premier Conference on Orphan Product Development, Emerging Markets and Outlook for Investment. Horsham, PA (PRWEB) September 13, 2013 The early registration deadline for the third annual U.S. Conference on Rare Diseases and Orphan Products is Monday, Sept. 16. Co-sponsored by the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) and DIA in collaboration with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and EURORDIS (Rare Diseases Europe), the conference will take place from...

2013-09-12 23:31:20

New York medical malpractice lawyer David Perecman discusses reasonable precautions and medical malpractice following reports of 13 hospital patients possibly exposed to degenerative Creutzfeldt-Jakob brain disease. New York, New York (PRWEB) September 12, 2013 Thirteen people in Massachusetts and New Hampshire may have been exposed to the rare and fatal brain condition called Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) through potentially contaminated hospital equipment, said CNN(9.5.13).  The...

2013-09-09 08:12:06

Living close to a busy road is associated with a higher risk of death in people with bronchiectasis. A new study, presented at the European Respiratory Society (ERS) Annual Congress in Barcelona today (8 September 2013), has added to the growing body of evidence demonstrating the damaging effects of road-side pollution. Bronchiectasis is a condition in which the airways of the lungs become abnormally widened, leading to a build-up of excess mucus. It can be caused by cystic fibrosis...

Patients May Have Been Exposed To Fatal Brain Disease
2013-09-07 04:07:35

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Thirteen New England neurosurgery patients could have been exposed to a rare, fatal brain condition known as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), officials from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced on Thursday. According to Reuters reporter Richard Valdmanis, eight patients treated at a Manchester, New Hampshire hospital and five others treated at Cape Cod Hospital in Boston might have been exposed to the disease...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.