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2014-07-10 16:25:05

JACKSON, Wis., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lake Consumer Products, a subsidiary of Wisconsin Pharmacal Company LLC, has acquired the exclusive North American rights to a clinically tested, over-the-counter product that addresses many of the key symptoms associated with Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS). Lake Consumer Products acquired the license from Back Bay Scientific, Cambridge, Mass., a research-oriented company that develops and commercializes functional food products addressing...

2014-07-10 10:24:42

Penn State The drug letrozole results in higher birth rates in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) than the current preferred infertility treatment drug, according to a nationwide study led by Penn State College of Medicine researchers. PCOS affects 5 to 10 percent of reproductive-age women and is the most common cause of female infertility. Women affected have excessive levels of the hormone androgen, have infrequent periods, develop small cysts on the ovaries and have trouble...

2014-07-08 23:14:40

Frank N. Darras of DarrasLaw reviews the recent ceremonial draft and honor for Isaiah Austin. Ontario, CA (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 The NBA had their sights on Baylor sophomore Isaiah Austin, but word came just before the draft that Austin has Marfan syndrome. This genetic disorder affects the body’s connective tissues, which are found throughout the body. Even though Austin has been playing basketball during his years at Baylor with no complications, Marfan syndrome has the potential to...

2014-07-08 16:25:38

LOS ANGELES, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mark Pimentel, M.D., FRCP(C), FACG, Director, GI Motility Program, Professor of Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Cedars-Sinai), announced today the program for the upcoming 2014 Global Outreach Symposium on Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Dr. Pimentel, along with Ruchi Mathur, M.D., FRCP(C), Christopher Chang, M.D., Ph.D. and Ali Rezaie, M.D., MSc, FRCP(C)from the GI Motility Program at Cedars-Sinai,will present a one-day global...

2014-07-07 16:24:20

- MPS IV A patients and families urge swift, publicly funded access to life-altering drug VIMIZIM(TM) - VANCOUVER, July 7, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Society for Mucopolysaccharide & Related Diseases Inc. (Canadian MPS Society) is thrilled by Health Canada's recent approval of VIMIZIM(TM) (elosulfase alfa), the first and only pharmaceutical treatment option available for long-term enzyme replacement therapy in patients with a confirmed diagnosis of Mucopolysaccharidosis IVA (MPS...

2014-07-07 08:27:54

Approval delivers first pharmaceutical therapy for children and adults with ultra-rare, life-limiting disorder TORONTO, July 7, 2014 /CNW/ - BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ:BMRN) announced today that Health Canada has approved VIMIZIM(TM)(elosulfase alfa) for long-term enzyme replacement therapy in patients with a confirmed diagnosis of mucopolysaccharidosis IVA (MPS IVA), also known as Morquio A syndrome. The approval makes VIMIZIM the first and only pharmaceutical...

2014-07-02 15:13:09

University of Southampton One in three severely affected adults with ME in England have no access to local specialist services, new research has shown. Published in the British Medical Journal Open, the research by the University of Southampton reveals NICE guidelines, which say severely affected patients with ME, otherwise known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), should have access to specialist care, are not being met by many NHS Trusts across England. Over a third of specialist...

2014-06-30 11:45:29

New York University HIV and its transmission has long been associated with injecting drug use, where hypodermic syringes are used to administer illicit drugs. Now, a newly reported study by researchers affiliated with New York University's Center for Drug Use and HIV Research (CDUHR) in the journal PLOS ONE, shows that HIV infection among heterosexual non-injecting drug users (no hypodermic syringe is used; drugs are taken orally or nasally) in New York City (NYC) has now surpassed HIV...

2014-06-27 08:24:40

CARLSBAD, Calif., June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Essentialis announced today the dosing of the first patient in clinical study PC025, which is designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of diazoxide choline controlled release tablets (DCCR) in obese Prader-Willi syndrome patients. "Although we are announcing today the dosing of the first patient, fully one third of the patients for the study have already been qualified and are scheduled for dosing and another third are currently...

2014-06-25 10:16:46

The Lancet Adults with the autism spectrum condition known as Asperger Syndrome are nine times more likely to experience suicidal thoughts than people from the UK general population, according to the first large-scale clinical study of its kind, published in The Lancet Psychiatry. The study surveyed 374 individuals (256 men and 118 women) diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome as adults between 2004 and 2013 at the Cambridge Lifetime Asperger Syndrome Service (CLASS) clinic in Cambridge UK....


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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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