Comprehensive Look at Rare Leukemia Finds Relatively Few Genetic Changes Launch Disease
St. Jude scientists identify new genes implicated in childhood acute myeloid leukemia (AML), but analysis underscores the need for more detailed look at the complete AML genome
MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The most comprehensive analysis yet of the genome o...
Gene Mutation Could Be Key to Rare Blood Vessel Disease
Finding may lead to new treatments, researcher says
WEDNESDAY, July 22 (HealthDay News) -- Mutations in a protein called thrombomodulin, which is involved in blood clotting and preventing cell damage, may be the cause of some atypical HUS, a new Canadian study suggests.
The finding ...
Stroke in Children Rare But Costly
U.S. study finds pricetag hits $42 million a year
THURSDAY, July 9 (HealthDay News) -- Strokes in American youngsters under the age of 20 cost at least $42 million a year, a new study finds.
The incidence is not high -- between two and four per 100,000 young people annually, said Dr...
Cancer Researchers Link DICER1 Gene Mutation to Rare Childhood Cancer
Finding may have implications for gene's role in other cancers
Washington, DC (Vocus) June 25, 2009 -- Research published today in Science Express from the journal Science demonstrates the first definitive link between mutations in the gene DICER1and cancer. By studying...
Whites More Likely to Get Rare Bone Cancer
Reasons for racial disparity remain unclear, researcher says,,
TUESDAY, June 23 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have documented that the rare
bone and soft tissue cancer Ewing's sarcoma disproportionately strikes white people.
What's more, among whites who have the disease, males are...
Genetic Links to Rare Liver Disease Found
Understanding primary biliary cirrhosis may lead to new treatments, researchers say,,,,
WEDNESDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have found genetic variations that appear to increase the risk of developing primary biliary cirrhosis, a baffling disease that can destroy the live...
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New Legislation Seeks to Boost Participation in Clinical Trials for Rare Diseases
Bill would remove financial penalties for participating in research studies
BETHESDA, Md., June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New legislation introduced today would allow patients with rare
diseases to participate in clinical drug studies without losing their eligibility for government health...
In Rare Disorder, a Familiar Protein Disrupts Gene Function
-Knowledge May Improve Diagnosis for Children with Cornelia deLange Syndrome-
PHILADELPHIA, May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An international team of scientists studying a rare
genetic disease discovered that a bundle of proteins with the long-established function of keeping chromo...
Genetic Source of Rare Childhood Cancer Found; Gene is Implicated in Other Cancers
DENVER, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The search for the cause of an inherited form of a rare, aggressive childhood lung cancer has uncovered important information about how the cancer develops and potentially sheds light on the development of other cancers.
The finding by researchers at Washing...
Genetic Research Leads to New Discovery in Understanding Rare Neurological Disorder
NEW YORK, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A study led by Laurie Ozelius, Ph.D. at Mount Sinai School of Medicine has identified a gene associated with the development of primary torsion dystonia, also known as DYT6 dystonia. With funding provided by the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation (DMR...
New Study First to Confirm Sandostatin LAR(R) Depot Controls Tumor Growth in Patients With Rare Gastrointestinal Tumors
- Data show significant 66% reduction in risk of disease progression versus placebo
- Sandostatin LAR more than doubled time without tumor growth for a median of 14 months compared to six months on placebo
- Results support Sandostatin LAR as first treatment after surgery in certain pati...
First Clinical Experience With Soliris(R) in Treating Patients With Two Rare Complement-Mediated Diseases Presented at ASH Annual Meeting
CHESHIRE, Conn., Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/-- Soliris(R) (eculizumab),
a terminal complement inhibitor developed by Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
(Nasdaq: ALXN ) for the treatment of paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH),
was associated with an improvement in hematologic parameters in a l...
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The AHA Clinical Cardiac Consult
Description:... The AHA Clinical Cardiac Consult is the perfect quick consult when seeking accurate guidance on the diagnosis and management of both common and rare
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-40 Plasma Freezer
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Rare Earth Intraocular Magnet
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EYESI Ophthalmosurgical Simulator
Description:... thus increasing the risk of complications. The lack of routine in treating rare
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ICON DS Strep A
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and low positive colonization samples. This CLIA Waived test uses a convenient dipstick format. With outstanding performance, ICON DS Strep A leaves l...
Company:Beckman Coulter, Inc
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...ng by allowing the elimination of autoreactive T cells by the process of negative selection if they are too reactive to self.
It is mutated in the rare
autoimmune syndrome Autoimmune Polyendocrinopathy Syndrome type 1 ( APS-1 ), also known as Autoimmune Polyendocrinopathy-Candidiasis-Ectodermal Dystro...
...t may also experience seroma , a build up of fluid; dehiscence (wound separation) and deep vein thrombosis (blood clots forming in the legs.) rare
complications include lymphatic injury and major wound dehiscence. The hospital stay for the procedure can require from one to four days while re...
Alzheimer's Disease tends to damage the hippocampus before other brain areas. This means that AD patients are often classed as amnesiacs.
type of shell-fish poisoning called "Amnesiac Shellfish Poisoning" or ASP quite effectively and irreversibly damages the hippocampus, rendering one...
Familial isolated vitamin e deficiency
ICD - 9
Familial Isolated Vitamin E Deficiency is a rare
autosomal recessive neurodegenerative disease. Symptoms are much like those of Friedreich ataxia and is caused by mutations in the gene for a-tocoph...
...head lift, -- in about one percent of cases -- they finish the procedure by switching to the open forehead lift method.
Complications are said to be rare
and minor when a forehead lift is done by a board certified plastic surgeon . However, it is possible for the surgical process to damage the nerves...
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...e overview covers symptoms and treatment of this rare
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Comprehensive look at rare leukemia finds relatively few genetic changes launch disease
The most comprehensive analysis yet of the genome of childhood acute myeloid leukemia (AML) found only a few mistakes in the genetic blueprint, suggesting the cancer arises from just a handful of missteps, according to new findings from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The research appears i...
NIH announces new program to develop therapeutics for rare and neglected diseases
The National Institutes of Health is launching the first integrated, drug development pipeline to produce new treatments for rare
and neglected diseases. The $24 million program jumpstarts a trans-NIH initiative called the Therapeutics for Rare
and Neglected Diseases Program, or TRND.
Increasing levels of rare element found worldwide
HANOVER, NH Dartmouth researchers have determined that the presence of the rare
element osmium is on the rise globally. They trace this increase to the consumption of refined platinum, the primary ingredient in catalytic converters, the equipment commonly installed in cars to reduce smog. A volat...
Cellular discovery may lead to targeted treatment for rare form of anemia
CINCINNATIUniversity of Cincinnati (UC) researchers have identified the specific biological mechanisms believed to lead to a rare
and incurable blood disease known as Diamond Blackfan anemia (DBA). Scientists say with further investigation, their discoveries could result in drastic changes to curr...
Robotic surgery lowers risk of a rare but serious complication of gastric bypass
The use of a robot to assist with the most commonly performed weight-loss surgery appears to significantly lower a patient's risk of developing a rare
but serious complication, according to a study published in the most recent edition of the Journal of Robotic Surgery.
Photosynthesizing bacteria with a day-night cycle contain rare chromosome
RICHLAND, Wash. -- Researchers sequencing the DNA of blue-green algae found a linear chromosome harboring genes important for producing biofuels. Simultaneously analyzing the complement of proteins revealed more genes on the linear and the typical circular chromosomes then they'd have found with D...
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ViroPharma Incorporated Honored by the National Organization for Rare Disorders
EXTON, Pa., May 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ViroPharma Incorporated (Nasdaq: VPHM ) was honored with a Corporate Award at the National Organization for Rare
Disorders (NORD) Annual Gala for its work in bringing Cinryze(TM) (C1 esterase inhibitor (human)) to market for a rare
and devastating dis...
23andMe and mondoBIOTECH Partner to Advance Research of Rare Diseases
DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- 23andMe , Inc., an industry leader in personal genetics, and mondoBIOTECH AG, a Swiss research company dedicated to the development of treatments for rare
diseases, today announced at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, that they...
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and National Association Name Area Hospitals as Blue Distinction Centers for Complex and Rare Cancers
Three Hospitals in Western Pennsylvania Earn Designation
PITTSBURGH, March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
has named Allegheny General Hospital, UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside and UPMC
Passavant as Blue Distinction Centers for Complex and Rare
Complex and rar...
BioMarin and IGAN Biosciences to Collaborate on Development of an Enzyme Therapy to Treat IgA Nephropathy, a Rare and Life-Threatening Kidney Disease
NOVATO, Calif., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BioMarin
Pharmaceutical Inc. (Nasdaq and SWX: BMRN) and IGAN Biosciences announced
today that they have initiated a program to develop an IgA protease for
treating IgA nephropathy. IgA proteases have been shown to cleave IgA
complexes, the depos...
McGill University Purchases GenVault's Personal Archive System to Manage Rare Cancer Samples
CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- GenVault announced today that
the Henry C. Witelson Ocular Pathology Laboratory at the McGill University
Health Centre has purchased a Personal Archive biosample management system.
The laboratory is located in Montreal, Quebec. GenVault technology wil...
ZyStor receives first funding and buys theraputics for rare diseases
Milwaukee ZyStor Theraputics, Inc., has received an undisclosed piece of its $8.5 million financing and bought technology from St. Louis-based Symbiontics, Inc., for treating rare
diseases, the company said.
The investment from a syndicate of seven venture funds drew Symbiontics executives to...
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50 ml Magnetic Separation Rack from New England Biolabs
Description:...ic Separation Rack is designed to be used for small-scale separations using magnetic particles.
Capacity: four 50 ml tubes.
Magnets: Neodymium rare
earth permanent magnets....
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12-Tube Magnetic Separation Rack from New England Biolabs
Description:...ration Rack is designed to be used for small-scale separations using magnetic particles.
Capacity: 12 microcentrifuge tubes.
Magnets: Neodymium rare
earth permanent magnets....
Company:New England Biolabs
TRIMMER-Direct cDNA Normalization Kit from Evrogen JSC
Description:... cDNA normalization is essential for hunting and analyzing the rare
transcripts using high-throughput approaches, such as EST sequencing projects, microarrays, functional screenings etc. The Evrogen TRIMMER-DIRECT kit ...
Mouse Hematopoietic Stem Cell Expansion Cytokine Panel from R&D Systems
Description:...ecific stem cells that exhibit remarkable self-renewal capacity and are responsible for the life-long maintenance of the hematopoietic system. HSC are rare
cells that reside in adult bone marrow where hematopoiesis is continuously taking place. They can also be found in cord blood, fetal liver, adult sple...
TRIMMER cDNA Normalization Kit from Evrogen JSC
Description:... cDNA normalization is essential for hunting and analyzing the rare
transcripts using high-throughput approaches, such as EST sequencing projects, microarrays, functional screenings etc. Most normalization methods are ...
iVISION Automated Digital Image Analysis System from BioGenex
Description:...porting. The iVISION is a state-of-the-art digital imaging system that aids in performing high-speed scanning and detection, acquisition and archving, rare
cell detection, quantitation, microvessel density and cell analysis, data/image management and flexible reporting....
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...There have been no reports of true albinism in horses. White horses lack the pink eyes that make a true albino.
Bristol Zoo was the home to a very rare
albino African penguin named Snowdrop. Snowdrop was hatched at the zoo in October 2002 and died in August 2004. For many years, a unique albino gor...
...ion . In-situ is usually seen as the ultimate conservation strategy. However, its implementation is sometimes unfeasible. For example, destruction of rare
or endangered species' habitats sometimes requires ex-situ conservation efforts. Furthermore, ex-situ conservation can provide a backup solution to ...
... thought to be due to an excess of blood, bloodletting and leeching were a common intervention until the 19th century (it is still used for some rare
In classical Greek medicine, blood was associated with air, springtime, and with a merry and gluttonous ( sanguine ) personality. ...
...uence. However, there must still be some original way in which the centromere is specified, even if it is subsequently propagated epigenetically. In rare
cases in humans, neocentromeres can form at new sites on the chromosome. This must be coupled with the inactivation of the previous centromere since ...
... Jacobsen syndrome , also called the terminal 11q deletion disorder. A very rare
disorder. More information at http://www.11q.org .
European Chromosome 11q Network
Eurochromnet , European network for rare
Chromosome Disorders on the Internet
Cilia are found in all animals, although nematodes and arthropods only have non-motile cilia on some sensory nerve cells. Cilia are rare
in plants occurring most notably in cycads . Protozoans ( ciliates ) possess motile cilia exclusively and use them for either locomotion or to simp...
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...inesis ...  Zygotene . The zygotene stage, also known as zygonema, from Greek words ... The tight bouquet normally seen at zygotene is a rare
event. ... ( C) Zygotene . ... ( D) Zygotene . ... Examples of spreads of zygotene SCs with early nodules from each of the six ... Frequency of...
...asaliomas and... Xeroderma pigmentosum is a rare
... Xeroderma pigmentosum (XP) was first descr...s. Xeroderma pigmentosum (XP) is a group of rare
inherited skin disorders ... The earliest signs of..... Xeroderma pigmentosum (XP) is a group of rare
inherited skin disorders ... Xeroderma pigmento...
...jacent artery. ... The prevalence of portal venous system aneurysm among 4,186 consecutive patients ... Portal venous system aneurysms were rare
in our study group but occurred more ... Introduction· Arteriovenous Fistula· Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)· Superficial ... name, but the pathways of...
...hat propel urine from the kidneys to the urinary bladder. In the adult, the ureters are usually 25–30 cm (10–12 in) long. Ectopic ureters are rare
and it is important to look for more common explanations of the above. ... The problem is that the ureters themselves are too small to ... Urete...
.... Umbilical cord prolapse is an obstetric emergency during pregnancy or labor that imminently endangers the life of the fetus. Cord prolapse is rare
. Statistics on cord prolapse vary, but the range is between 0.14% and 0.62% of all births in most studies . It happens... Donate your baby's um...
...lve stenosis is a valvular heart disease which results in the narrowing of the orifice of the tricuspid valve of the heart. It's relatively a rare
condition. The stenosis causes increased resistance to blood flow through the valve . The tricuspid valve regulates blood flow from the heart'...