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2014-04-14 12:33:08

ROCKVILLE, Md., April 14, 2014 Synthetic Biologics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: SYN), a developer of novel anti-infective biologic and drug candidates targeting specific pathogens that cause serious infections and other diseases, announced today the formation of a Clinical Advisory Board (CAB) to support development of the Company's constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (C-IBS) program. The Company also announced that pioneering gastroenterologist and lead investigator for the C-IBS...

Doctors Implant Lab-Grown Vaginas Into Women With Rare Disease
2014-04-11 12:16:54

[ Watch the Video: Behind The Research To Engineer Human Vaginal Organs ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome is a rare genetic disorder in which a female’s vagina and uterus are underdeveloped or missing. A new technique has now allowed doctors to implant laboratory-grown vaginas into teenage girls, bringing some sense of normalcy into their lives, according to a new report in The Lancet journal. The laboratory-grown...

2014-04-10 23:22:55

Novel Approach May Help to Prevent False Positive Cardiac Safety Findings in New Drug Development Philadelphia (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 ERT, a leading global solution provider for high-quality patient safety and efficacy endpoint data collection, today announced it has entered into an agreement with GE Healthcare that enables ERT to introduce the QT Guard Plus Analysis System to the clinical trial industry as part of its centralized cardiac safety solutions. The QT Guard Plus Analysis...

2014-04-10 14:59:41

When it comes to HIV, geography can be destiny, argue authors of a new article in the American Journal of Public Health. The epidemic has become heavily concentrated in poor urban neighborhoods where people are less likely to be tested and treated, creating more risk that the virus will spread. New prevention efforts should focus on neighborhoods. In U.S. cities, it’s not just what you do, but also your address that can determine whether you will get HIV and whether you will survive. A...

2014-04-10 11:22:17

Are babies who wake to breastfeed at night trying to delay the birth of a sibling? In a new article published online today in the journal Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health, Professor David Haig argues that infants that wake frequently at night to breastfeed are delaying the resumption of the mother's ovulation and therefore preventing the birth of a sibling with whom they would have to compete. It has already been documented that smaller gaps between the births of siblings are...

2014-04-09 08:29:15

PHILADELPHIA, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On April 5, 2014, the 20(th) anniversary of the death of Dr. Jerome Lejeune was marked with great celebration in Paris. Dr. Jerome Lejeune died there on April 3, 1994. To his family and "little ones" - as he always called his patients affected by Down syndrome - he was a remarkable man of science who was motivated by a profound love for those he served. He was a father of 5 who dedicated his life to his family, and to the service of his...

2014-04-04 12:20:22

Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Life Science Technologies, in collaboration with Osaka City University and Kansai University of Welfare Sciences, have used functional PET imaging to show that levels of neuroinflammation, or inflammation of the nervous system, are higher in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome than in healthy people. Chronic fatigue syndrome, which is also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis, is a debilitating condition characterized by chronic, profound, and disabling...

2014-03-31 23:35:15

The Editorial Board of Living with a Disability, a full-color print and online magazine that help individuals with various disabling medical conditions live life to the fullest, has published a must-read new article to mark Chronic Fatigue Awareness (CFS) month. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 The Editorial Board of Living with a Disability, a full-color print and online magazine that help individuals with various disabling medical conditions live life to the fullest, has published...

2014-03-31 23:21:31

Dr. Michael Tracy of Carlsbad Eye Care responds to recent article outlining Computer Vision Syndrome, its effects, and how to prevent it. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 A recent article discussed the damage that can occur from too much screen time. Computer screens have become part of our everyday lives. For millions of Americans, hours of the day are spent in front of a monitor, smartphone, or television, causing an issue called Computer Vision Syndrome. At Carlsbad Eye Care in San...

2014-03-31 16:27:38

OAKLAND, Calif., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Machaon Diagnostics today announced the availability of its "aHUS Genetic Panel(TM)" (patent pending) to genetically confirm atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (aHUS) with a turnaround time of 48 hours. The 48 hour timeframe is a dramatic advancement over other approaches which offer results in 4-13 weeks. The speed of the aHUS Genetic Panel(TM) allows the test to impact patient care in acute settings, enabling doctors to better serve...

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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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