Latest syndrome Stories

2011-06-24 12:43:25

Prader-Willi syndrome is a rare genetic disorder which affects one child in 25,000. Children born with this syndrome have a range of complex neurological and developmental problems which continue into adult life. These can manifest as cognitive and behavioral difficulties, weight gain, problems in controlling their temper and attendant difficulties in socialization. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases, demonstrates that the hormone...

2011-04-20 03:33:00

BARCELONA, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Advancell has announced the initiation of a clinical phase IIb study of its treatment ATH008 for palmar-plantar erythrodysesthesia syndrome, or hand-foot syndrome, a painful side effect of chemotherapy. This treatment could be available on the market by the end of 2015 or beginning of 2016 - Hand-foot syndrome is a cutaneous reaction involving redness, peeling, blisters and intense pain on the palms of hands or the soles of feet. This...

2011-03-24 14:34:32

The impact of traffic air pollution on bronchiolotis obliterans syndrome and mortality after lung transplantation Lung transplant patients have double the risk of organ rejection and death within five years of the procedure if they live near a main road, indicates research published online in Thorax. The Belgian researchers tracked the health of 281 patients who had undergone a lung transplant or retransplant at the same hospital between 1997 and 2008 until 2009. They took into account how...

2011-03-22 00:00:28

Part of a concerted effort to raise money and support for Down syndrome research Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) March 21, 2011 In honor of World Down Syndrome Awareness Day, today the plus15 campaign is matching all donations 3:1 through its website,http://www.plus15.org. plus15 is an initiative of the Down Syndrome Research and Treatment Foundation (DSRTF) to accelerate research to improve learning, memory, and speech for people with Down syndrome and make it possible for them to live more...

2011-02-24 20:48:26

A survey on self-assessed well-being in a cohort of chronic locked-in syndrome patients: happy majority, miserable minority Most "locked-in syndrome" patients say they are happy, and many of the factors reported by those who say they are unhappy can be improved, suggest the results of the largest survey of its kind, published in the launch issue of the new online journal BMJ Open. The findings are likely to challenge the perception that these patients can no longer enjoy quality of life and...

2010-12-14 00:45:53

Effect on brain modified with drugs, could lead to therapeutic target Expression of a toxic RNA that leads to Fragile X Tremor Ataxia Syndrome is modifiable by genetic or pharmacologic means, according to new research from U-M Medical School scientists. In the study published online today in the journal Public Library Of Science Genetics, U-M's Peter K. Todd, M.D., Ph.D., led a team of researchers who examined the expression of a toxic messenger RNA (mRNA) seen in the brains of those...

2010-09-20 17:54:00

CHICAGO, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New Jersey Governor First Lady Mary Pat Christie will host a reception and dinner to benefit Research Down Syndrome (RDS) and the rapidly advancing area of Down syndrome cognitive research, on Saturday September 25, 2010, at Drumthwacket, the official residence of the Governor of New Jersey. Mrs. Christie is the Honorary Chair and Keynote Speaker, with Special Guests and Speakers to also include New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, and Roger...

2010-09-13 08:01:00

SEPTEMBER 15, 2010 WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Global Down Syndrome Foundation: WHO: Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-Rhode Island) Supermodel Kathy Ireland Dr. Alan Guttmacher, Director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Kareem Dale, Associate Director, White House Office of Public Engagement & Special Assistant to the President for Disability Policy Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers...

2010-08-26 13:46:43

Regents' Professor Lynn Nadel and psychology colleague Jamie Edgin have developed a series of cognitive tests that may aid in better understanding and treating the genetic disorder. Neuroscientists in the Down Syndrome Research Group  at the University of Arizona have created a battery of tests that quickly aid in the assessment of the cognitive abilities of persons with Down syndrome. The UA collaborated on the development of the tests with colleagues at Johns Hopkins University and...

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2011-02-23 20:52:43

The SARS coronavirus is the virus that causes severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). In 2003 the World Health Organization issued a press release stating that the coronavirus identified by a number of laboratories was the official cause of SARS. It causes severe illness marked initially by systemic symptoms of muscle pain, headache, fever, followed in 2-10 days by the onset of respiratory symptoms, mainly cough, dyspnea, and pneumonia. SARS patients have a decrease in the number of...

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Word of the Day
  • 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.'