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2014-03-01 23:03:56

Call for nationwide movement to support Research Down Syndrome and its mission to fund medical science aimed at developing treatments to assist memory and learning in children and adults with Down syndrome. Research is also underway to develop treatments to address the early cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer's disease. Conifer, CO (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 Siobhan Pritchard, a noted ultra-marathoner and mother of one year old James, who has Down syndrome, says she is often...

2014-02-28 08:25:02

The Non-24 Share More Campaign aims to educate totally blind people living with the disorder and their families through its health and wellness podcast series WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. (VANDA) (NASDAQ: VNDA) today announced that it has partnered with Erik Weihenmayer, a world-renowned adventurer and the only blind person to climb Mount Everest, to support the Non-24 Share More Campaign and launch the expert podcast series available at...

2014-02-28 08:24:57

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Zafgen, Inc., a leading biopharmaceutical company dedicated to addressing the unmet needs of severely obese patients, today announced it will join the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) and others around the world in observing Rare Disease Day on February 28, 2014. On this day, millions of patients and their families will share their stories to focus a spotlight on rare diseases as a global public health concern. A rare...

2014-02-26 08:27:36

More information at: http://thesynergytrial.org MILL VALLEY, Calif., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- K-PAX Pharmaceuticals is working with Stanford University and several other leading research institutions to perform a Phase II double-blind, placebo-controlled trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a currently available FDA-approved medication concurrently administered with a novel mitochondrial support product in order to identify a safe and effective treatment for the chronic...

2014-02-25 12:28:12

BOSTON, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National CFIDS Foundation (NCF) has announced its latest research findings for chromosome damage in its fifteen-patient cohort. According to Gail Kansky, NCF President, "We feel that our grant funding for Dr. Henry Heng has really paid some big dividends due to the fact that our selected patient samples displayed several key chromosome abnormalities." According to Kansky, "I would like physicians and patients alike to realize that...

2014-02-24 23:29:46

A recent invention of Originals By Weber is their new Weber Wrist & Ankle Wraps. (Pat. Pend.) They are made to relieve pain and increase the comfort of people with Raynaud's Syndrome, Raynaud's Disease or Raynaud's Phenomenon who frequently have painfully cold hands fingers, feet and toes. Cream Ridge, NJ (PRWEB) February 24, 2014 The purpose of these new comfort producing Wrist & Ankle Wraps is to keep the blood in the wrists and ankles as warm as possible as it flows...

2014-02-23 23:03:00

Latest options for Carpal Tunnel Treatment now available. Watchung, NJ (PRWEB) February 23, 2014 According to OSHA, repetitive strain injuries, such as carpal tunnel, are among the nation’s most common and costly health problems. In fact, carpal tunnel affects five percent of the working population. Performance Rehabilitation & Integrated Medicine in Watchung, NJ recently introduced a new non-surgical treatment that is helping patients find relief from carpal tunnel pain. Carpal...

2014-02-20 12:13:45

Collaborative research out of the George Washington University (GW) reveals new information on the pathogenesis of feeding and swallowing difficulties often found in children with neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism and intellectual disability. Using an animal model of DiGeorge/22q11 Deletion Syndrome, a genetic disorder that causes autism and intellectual disability, the GW group found clear signs of early feeding and swallowing disruption, and underlying changes in brain...

2014-02-19 23:28:17

Call for nationwide movement to support Research Down Syndrome and its mission to fund medical science aimed at developing treatments to assist memory and learning in children and adults with Down syndrome. Research is also underway to develop treatments to address the early cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer's disease. Conifer, CO (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 Siobhan Pritchard, a noted ultra-marathoner and mother of one year old James, who has Down syndrome, says she is often...

2014-02-19 12:28:46

TUSCALOOSA, Ala., Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mr. Burch joins Innovative Med Concepts, LLC (IMC); a Biotech company based in Tuscaloosa, AL, following his most recent role as V.P. and General Manager of the CNS Business Unit for UCB, a global biopharma company based in Brussels. Prior to UCB, he had a 30-year career with pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, starting as a sales rep and working his way up to Senior Vice President overseeing several divisions as large as 6,500 people and...


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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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