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2014-05-16 23:00:17

NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center joins tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) organizations around the world in observing the third annual TSC Global Awareness Day on May 15, 2014. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 17, 2014 NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center joins tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) organizations around the world in observing the third annual TSC Global Awareness Day on May 15, 2014. The rare genetic disorder causes tubers, or noncancerous...

2014-05-15 08:33:43

Research initiative focused on developing improved treatments for tuberous sclerosis complex patients brings hope on TSC Awareness Day GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- May 15(th) is Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Awareness Day, and in 2013 Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) launched the Pathway of Hope research initiative under the direction of Dr. Jeffrey MacKeigan, Associate Professor and Head of the Institute's Laboratory of Systems Biology. The initiative involves...

2014-05-14 00:21:38

SILVER SPRING, Md., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On May 15, the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance (TS Alliance) will join tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) organizations around the world to observe the third annual TSC Global Awareness Day. On this day, thousands of individuals and families affected by TSC will join together to increase public awareness of the rare disease and share their stories of hope for the future. This year's TSC Global Awareness Day will feature a social...

2014-04-04 23:40:53

Fundraising gala for Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) will be held at Lake Forest’s Deer Path Inn on May 15th, Global TSC Awareness Day. Lake Forest, IL (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 WISH I MAY, Bcureful’s third annual gala and wine dinner organized to raise funds in support of research and a cure for Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC), a genetic disorder that effects one in 6,000 newborns, is set for Thursday, May 15 at the Deer Path Inn of Lake Forest. The wine dinner presents a menu...

2013-10-10 23:04:12

The peroxisome, a tiny intracellular organelle, was discovered in the mid-1960s, and for nearly 50 years scientists were unsure of how it and TSC2 worked. Now a team at Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) Institute of Biosciences and Technology (IBT) know that TSC2 keeps peroxisomes at the right levels to maintain healthy cells. Houston, TX (PRWEB) October 10, 2013 When it comes to survival on the cellular level, mysteries have abounded for decades. In a paper published in the...

2013-10-02 23:26:53

Multi-disciplinary TSC Center to Provide Greater Access and Quality of Care to TSC Patients throughout the Midwest Chicago, IL (PRWEB) October 02, 2013 Bcureful®—a non-profit organization whose mission is to accelerate research towards a cure for Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC)—presented its inaugural donation in the amount of $20,000.00 to launch the new Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Center at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Lurie Children’s is...

2013-10-02 23:01:39

Despite federal incentives for drug companies to create treatments for rare diseases, thousands of people are still searching for lifesaving therapies. In many cases, patients and those working on their behalf are taking matters into their own hands. Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) October 02, 2013 Katheryn Elibri, whose 7-year-old daughter has a rare genetic disease known as CDKL5 and has seizures almost daily, helped begin a foundation to fund research for a cure. Other parents—like Lisa Schill,...

2013-09-27 23:03:52

Everolimus Drug Study with TSC Patients to Measure Impact on Brain New York, NY (PRWEB) September 27, 2013 Bcureful® presented a check in the amount of $15,000.00 to Dr. Orrin Devinsky, Director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at NYU Langone Medical Center, for his upcoming everolimus research project. Bcureful Board members Lori Nerheim of Chicago and Laurie Marshall of New York City presented the check to Dr. Devinsky. “Now is one of the most exciting times in TSC...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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