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2014-04-27 20:20:56

DUBLIN, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/nm24hh/global) has announced the addition of the "Global Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Market 2014-2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/nm24hh/global ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The analysts forecast the Global Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Drugs Market to grow at a CAGR of 5.39 percent...

2014-04-25 16:22:41

Nationwide fundraising campaign to raise money for ALS research WASHINGTON, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seventy-five years ago, on July 4, 1939, Lou Gehrig delivered what is now known as sports' most famous speech. Suffering from the symptoms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), he died less than two years later at the age of 37. Today, Gehrig remains an inspiration, representing fortitude, humility and courage to the tens of thousands of Americans living with Lou...

Genetic Legacy Of A Rare Brain Disorder Traced Back To The Ottoman Empire
2014-04-25 05:17:10

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Scientists have detected a previously unknown neurodegenerative disorder stemming from a single mutation in one lone individual who lived approximately 16 generations ago during the days of the Ottoman Empire in Turkey, according to two studies appearing in Thursday’s edition of the journal Cell.  [ 1 ] [ 2 ] Two international teams of researchers, each of which was performing DNA sequencing of thousands of Turkish children...

2014-04-24 10:52:56

TAU discovers that protein clusters implicated in neurodegenerative diseases actually serve to protect brain cells People diagnosed with Huntington's disease, most in their mid-thirties and forties, face a devastating prognosis: complete mental, physical, and behavioral decline within two decades. "Mutant" protein clusters, long blamed for the progression of the genetic disease, have been the primary focus of therapies in development by pharmaceutical companies. But according to new...

2014-04-23 23:09:55

Combining inspiring stories from families, advice from top scientists and industry experts, the latest scientific developments in genomics and a parent’s toolkit with best practices, this book is an invaluable resource for rare disease families. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 To celebrate Undiagnosed Children’s Awareness Day, the Rare Genomics Institute (RGI) announces a new resource to help the more than 300 million people globally affected by rare diseases. Covering both the...

2014-04-23 12:29:20

Unique Resource Now Available for Children of a Parent Diagnosed with FTD PHILADELPHIA, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Isolation, confusion and fear characterize the experience of children in a family where mom or dad has been diagnosed with frontotemporal degeneration (FTD), a rare, young-onset dementia. A new website, www.aftdkidsandteens.org, goes live this month to provide a lifeline for children and teens in affected families....

2014-04-16 04:21:57

STOCKHOLM, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wilson Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company, today announced that it has closed a $40 million Series B financing co-led by new investors, Abingworth LLP and MVM Life Science Partners LLP ("MVM"). The company's founding investor, HealthCap, also participated in the round. "We are pleased with this significant support from our new as well as existing investors, who represent some of the most experienced in the global life sciences...

2014-04-15 23:02:32

Transparency Market Research Report Added "Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast, 2013 - 2019" to its database. Browse Full Report: http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis.html. Albany, New York (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a neurological disease and also termed as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The disease affects the motor neurons, which control the...

2014-04-15 14:45:09

The International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) have published a paper titled "Rare Bone Diseases and Their Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Manifestations." The complete review by researchers Sunday O. Akintoye, Andrea B. Burke, Alison M. Boyce, Michael Collins, Brian L. Foster, Rachel I. Gafni, Janice S. Lee, Mary Scott Ramnitz, Martha J. Somerman and J. Timothy Wright is published in the OnlineFirst portion of the IADR/AADR Journal of Dental Research (JDR)....

2014-04-07 08:29:11

STOCKHOLM and CHESTERBROOK, Pa., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB (publ) (Sobi) and Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: AUXL) today announced that Sobi became the Market Authorisation Holder (MAH) for Xiapex® (collagenase clostridium histolyticum), in 28 EU member countries, Norway, and Iceland on April 3, 2014. Xiapex/ XIAFLEX® is a first-in-class biologic approved in the US, EU, Canada and Australia for the treatment of adult Dupuytren's contracture...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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