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2014-05-07 23:01:17

With expanded screening test, 50 percent of Ashkenazi Jewish individuals are expected to be identified as carriers of at least one of the 38 diseases New York, NY (PRWEB) May 07, 2014 The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai today announced the launch of its Expanded Carrier Screening Panel for people of Ashkenazi Jewish descent. This test increases the number of diseases covered from 20 to 38, giving Ashkenazi Jewish individuals a 1 in 2 chance of being a carrier for at least one of...

2013-12-03 23:02:00

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists identify enzyme that could lead to better diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. Memphis, Tenn. (PRWEB) December 03, 2013 St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists have identified an enzyme that can halt or possibly even reverse the build-up of toxic protein fragments known as plaques in the brains of mice with Alzheimer’s disease. The research appeared in a recent edition of the scientific...

Devastating Symptoms Of Tay-Sachs Disease May Be Reduced With Readily-available drugs
2013-06-06 15:32:49

McMaster University A team of researchers has made a significant discovery which may have a dramatic impact on children stricken with Tay-Sachs disease, a degenerative and fatal neurological condition that often strikes in the early months of life. Available drugs may dramatically ease a child's suffering, say scientists. "There is hope for this disease," says Suleiman Igdoura, lead researcher of the study and an associate professor of biology at McMaster University. "Imagine what...

Nobody Is Perfect: Study Shows People Have 400 Genetic Flaws In DNA
2012-12-07 12:45:35

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Perfection is something that all humans strive for at one time or another, be it scoring a perfect 100 on a test, making the perfect soufflé, having the perfect play in basketball, or even landing the perfect job. For others, perfection is a state of well-being–as in being perfectly healthy. While achieving perfect health may be plausible in sense of how one feels, new research shows that, at the genetic level,...

2012-03-09 10:41:33

Researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine have discovered 5 new genetic mutations associated with Crohn's disease in Jews of Eastern European descent, often referred to as Ashkenazi Jews Researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine have discovered five new genetic mutations associated with Crohn's disease in Jews of Eastern European descent, often referred to as Ashkenazi Jews. The findings, published in PLoS Genetics, are the first step in an attempt to explain why the prevalence...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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