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2014-03-31 12:29:17

WASHINGTON, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In work supported by The ALS Association, researchers have discovered a new ALS-causing gene and have linked its function to that of another prominent disease gene. The study was published in the journal Nature Neuroscience. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131211/MM32178LOGO ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), otherwise known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects neurons (nerve...

2014-03-31 09:52:21

New insight has been gained into treating an inherited disorder that creates serious neurological and behavioral disabilities in children and usually leads to death in the teen years. In a recent study into the effects of human umbilical cord blood mononuclear cells (hUCB MNCs) when they are injected to counter the symptoms and progression of Sanfilippo syndrome type III B (MPS III B), researchers found that repeated injections into laboratory mice modeled with the disorder had clear...

2014-03-31 08:29:52

Defitelio®? (defibrotide) Launch Announced During the 40th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (EBMT) 2014 DUBLIN and VILLA GUARDIA, Italy, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (Nasdaq: JAZZ) and Gentium S.p.A., a Jazz Pharmaceuticals company, today announced the commencement of the European commercial launch of Defitelio®(?) (defibrotide), the first licensed product for the treatment of severe hepatic veno-occlusive...

2014-03-28 11:31:26

Researchers at the UC San Diego School of Medicine have demonstrated for the first time that veterans of the 1990-91 Persian Gulf War who suffer from "Gulf War illness" have impaired function of mitochondria – the energy powerhouses of cells. The findings, published in the March 27, 2014 issue of PLOS ONE, could help lead to new treatments benefitting affected individuals – and to new ways of protecting servicepersons (and civilians) from similar problems in the future, said principal...

2014-03-26 16:25:21

NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two pediatricians whose research led to the need for early identification of and treatment of severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) and its inclusion in newborn screening have received the March of Dimes/Col. Harland D. Sanders Lifetime Achievement Award in Genetics. Children affected with SCID are at risk of developing life-threatening infections because they lack a normal immune system. The disorder became familiar to...

2014-03-26 16:18:12

In mice, dietary changes slow down progression of the disease Working with genetically engineered mice, Johns Hopkins neuroscientists report they have identified what they believe is the cause of the vast disintegration of a part of the brain called the corpus striatum in rodents and people with Huntington's disease: loss of the ability to make the amino acid cysteine. They also found that disease progression slowed in mice that were fed a diet rich in cysteine, which is found in foods...

2014-03-25 23:32:53

Natural Urticaria And Angioedema Treatment created by Dr.Gary M Levin is the latest program that teaches people how to stop their urticaria and angioedema. An overview on the website Vinaf.com shows if the program is good for people to use. New York, NY (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 Natural Urticaria And Angioedema Treatment was created by Dr. Gary M Levin, who has many years of experience in studying hives treatments. The program provides people with a lot of natural remedies, techniques, and...

2014-03-24 20:23:30

In the news release, Antioxidant Shows Promise in Supporting Treatment for Lou Gehrig's Disease, issued 24-Mar-2014 over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the source being attributed should be "The Center of Free Radical and Biomedical Research" rather than "MitoQ Limited"; and the headline should read "Antioxidant Shows Promise in Fight Against Lou Gehrig's Disease" rather than "Antioxidant Shows Promise in Supporting Treatment for Lou Gehrig's Disease" as originally issued...

2014-03-24 08:27:10

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers at The Center of Free Radical and Biomedical Research at Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de la Republica in Uruguay today announced the discovery that the antioxidant MitoQ prolonged the lifespan and health-span of mice suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis-like (ALS) disease, and successfully improved functional parameters related to muscular strength and reversed mitochondrial damage in nervous and muscle...

2014-03-21 23:26:31

The conference offers physicians, nurses, and specialists an opportunity to understand more about identifying mitochondrial diseases, managing adults and children with mitochondrial disorders, and assisting patients with treatment options and coordinated care. Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 21, 2014 In an ongoing effort to improve mitochondrial disease patient care, MitoAction will host the 2014 Mitochondrial Disease Clinical Conference Boston on May 3, 2014 at Mandarin Oriental. This is...


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