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2014-10-01 16:25:10

Races finish in October, National Down Syndrome Awareness Month CHICAGO, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On October 12, ultra distance runners Siobhan and Dan Pritchard will be competing in the Chicago Marathon, completing an epic string of races which began in March, 2014 that totaled 321 miles. Their "321 Mile Challenge" was dedicated to supporting their two year old son James, and the world community of persons with Down syndrome. Their goal is to raise awareness of the promise of...

2014-09-24 23:09:33

Agrees with Recent Business Insider Article but Also Believes Eyes Are First Indicator of Atmospheric Health Problems. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) September 24, 2014 The earliest visible symptoms of several serious diseases often appear in the eyes, according to a recent article in Business Insider.* Radio talk show host Sharon Kleyne agrees with this and has been teaching it to her audience for years. Kleyne, however, would go a step farther, contending that certain eye symptoms can also be...

2014-09-23 12:29:35

Powerful Personal Videos Reveal the Impact of HIV And Urge Others to #SpeakOutHIV MENLO PARK, Calif., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Twenty-five young gay men get real about HIV as part of #SpeakOutHIV, a campaign from Greater Than AIDS. The group is encouraging people to break the silence around HIV on social media in the two weeks between National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (September 27) and National Coming Out Day (October 11). Anchored by a series of powerful...

2014-09-22 08:27:50

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sequenom, Inc. (NASDAQ: SQNM), a life sciences company providing innovative genetic analysis solutions, today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Sequenom Laboratories, presented patient clinical data substantiating the performance of its MaterniT21(® )PLUS noninvasive prenatal test (NIPT) in the laboratory. An ad hoc analysis of 185,000 samples from patients at high-risk for fetal chromosome aneuploidy demonstrated stable positivity rates...

2014-09-18 23:09:16

Bio Logic Aqua Research Founder Sharon Kleyne Feels Vindicated After Teaching about Computers and Dry Eye for Years. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 Eye doctors have long known that staring at a computer screen for hours can cause the all-important basal tear film in the eyes to lose water and become dehydrated. A new study, recently reported in Salon.com* suggests that staring at a computer screen can also alter the tear film’s chemical structure. Kleyne has been teaching...

2014-09-18 08:30:19

- Richards Teams Up with Allergan, the Makers of RESTASIS® (cyclosporine ophthalmic emulsion) 0.05%, to Raise Awareness of the Disease - IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TV personality, fashion entrepreneur and star of the "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" Kyle Richards is partnering with Allergan, the makers of RESTASIS® (cyclosporine ophthalmic emulsion) 0.05%, to raise awareness of Chronic Dry Eye. As many as 25 million people in the United States report suffering...

2014-09-17 23:10:54

With a mini-makeover for its product out earlier this year, the female-backed, women’s wellness company introduces a more effective option designed for girls of all ages to stay uninterrupted by Mother Nature’s monthly symptoms San Diego, Calif. (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 There’s something changing the course of Mother Nature’s monthly interruptions, giving girls of all ages an all-natural option for PMS relief. Magpie, LLC, a wellness company founded by women, for women,...

2014-09-16 12:30:33

-- Mark Pimentel, M.D., of Cedars-Sinai Delivered Keynote Presentation on Mechanism of Action -- ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Synthetic Biologics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: SYN), a biotechnology company developing novel anti-infective biologic and drug programs targeting specific pathogens that cause serious infections and diseases, announced today the completion of the Company's Investor Day in New York which highlighted its irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) program, including...

2014-09-11 12:26:57

National Institutes of Health Award will Fund Study of the Disease in Men FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- We've all heard the phrase "men are from Mars, women are from Venus." One team of researchers at Nova Southeastern University's (NSU) Institute for Neuro-Immune Medicine is taking a further look into the differences between the two genders by researching male and female patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). Mary...

2014-09-11 08:28:06

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Claritas Genomics, a clinical laboratory serving the DNA-based diagnostic testing needs of children's hospitals, announced the availability of a next-generation sequencing assay that investigates 28 genes that represent single-gene causes of pediatric steroid-resistant Nephrotic Syndrome. The assay was developed in collaboration with a laboratory at Boston Children's Hospital that has been studying the underlying genetic...


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Marfan's Syndrome
2013-07-19 15:22:33

Marfan's syndrome is a genetic disorder of the connective tissue that causes excessively tall stature and long extremities. It is carried by the gene FBN1, which encodes the connective protein fibrillin-1, and is a dominant trait. The human genetic makeup contains a pair of FBN1 genes, so because of its dominance, inheriting one affected FBN1 gene from either parent will result in Marfan's syndrome. It effects both males and females, and has no ethnic bias. It was named after Antoine Marfan,...

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Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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