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2011-05-11 00:35:25

Age and hypertension contribute to coronary calcification -- similar to general population A new study by researchers in Hong Kong suggests that systemic sclerosis is an independent determinant for moderate to severe coronary calcification or atherosclerosis. Conventional cardiovascular risk factors such as age and hypertension predispose patients with systemic sclerosis to plaque build-up in the heart arteries similar to the general population. Details of this study are now available in...

2010-10-30 09:25:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance (TS Alliance) today announced the first drug approved for a tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) indication by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA). This drug, manufactured by Novartis Oncology, is called Afinitor and will be used to treat subependymal giant cell astrocytomas (SEGAs) in individuals with TSC. This type of tumor develops in approximately 15-20 percent of individuals with TSC, and typically becomes...

2010-08-18 14:00:00

Golf Tournament to Raise Funds for the Scleroderma Foundation, Southern California Chapter LOS ANGELES, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 2nd Annual "Fight for Lexi" Charity Golf Tournament takes place on Monday, August 23, 2010 at the Dove Canyon County Club. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Scleroderma Foundation/ Southern California Chapter. The event kicks off with a shotgun start at 10:30 a.m., and will be followed by a silent auction and awards dinner. The event...

2010-06-21 08:00:00

DALLAS, June 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Scleroderma Foundation's Texas Bluebonnet Chapter is pleased to announce its third annual Dallas/Fort Worth "Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma" walk-a-thon to benefit the programs and services of the chapter and to help fund medical research aimed at finding the cause and cure for scleroderma, a little-known but devastating autoimmune disease. The walk will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 26, 2010 at the Collin Creek Mall in Plano, TX, and...

2010-05-04 11:00:00

DANVERS, Mass., May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Scleroderma Foundation announces an open call for proposals for its 2011 Research Grant Program. The Scleroderma Foundation fosters the development of innovative, high-quality research by new and established investigators in fields related to systemic sclerosis (SSc, scleroderma). To accomplish this goal, two distinct research grants are being offered, "Scleroderma Foundation New Investigator Grant," and the "Scleroderma Foundation...

2010-02-27 08:09:56

A non-pathogenic bacterium is capable to trigger an autoimmune disease similar to the multiple sclerosis in the mouse, the model animal which helps to explain how human diseases work. This is what a group of researchers from the Catholic University of Rome, led by Francesco Ria (Institute of General Pathology) and Giovanni Delogu (Institute of Microbiology), have explained for the first time in a recently published article on the Journal of Immunology. Multiple sclerosis is a disease due to...

2009-11-02 09:00:00

ATLANTA, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Grizzard Communications Group, an industry leader in integrated, direct response marketing and fundraising, today announced it has been selected to serve as the agency of record for The ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) Association. ALS is often referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091102/CL02644LOGO ) Grizzard will be leading The ALS Association's effort to create a more relevant message platform that will...

2009-10-22 13:50:00

Honoring Congresswoman Linda T. Sanchez (CA) and Actress Kellie Martin Gala to raise funds for the Scleroderma Foundation, Southern California Chapter LOS ANGELES, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 13th Annual "Key to a Cure" Gala takes place Saturday, November 7, at the Manhattan Beach Marriott. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Scleroderma Foundation, Southern California Chapter. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091022/DC97406) California Congresswoman...

2009-10-09 13:42:48

Studies in laboratory mice and humans suggest that the immune system ages prematurely and malfunctions Premature aging of the immune system appears to play a role in the development of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's disease, according to research scientists from the Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, and Sheba Medical Center in Israel. A study published in the Journal of Cellular and...

2009-09-19 10:13:00

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 1st Annual "Fight for Lexi" Charity Golf Tournament takes place on Monday, September 21, at the Dove Canyon County Club. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Scleroderma Foundation/ Southern California Chapter. The event kicks off with a shotgun start at 10:30 a.m., and will be followed by a silent auction and awards dinner. Noted comedian Carlos Mencia will perform a brief comic set at the Awards Dinner at 5:30 p.m. The event is...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'