Tag: "syndrome" at biology news
Genetic Mutations Linked To Rare Metabolic Disease
...ia 1, or Imerslund-Grasbeck syndrome
after the two researchers who first describedit, t...e fatal. While serious, the syndrome
is exceedingly rare -- only one person in amillion may develop this disease. ...
Salmon Syndrome M74: Cause Still A Mystery
...ntist of the project at Stockholm University. The syndrome
is named after the year it was discovered, 1974. M... triedtotrace the cause of the syndrome. "The M74 syndrome
was a problem that was left out of the game in ResearchSweden.That's why five government authorities...
At Last There's A Way To Fight The Dreaded E.coli
...k of patients going on to develop haemolyticuremic syndrome
(HUS), the stage of disease in which the kidney is damaged. The drug, which was developed by Synsorb Biotech of Calgary, consists ofan inert sphere of silicon dioxide from which multiple copies of a trisaccharidesugar molecule protrude. These mimic t...
Structure Of Fat-Depleting Protein Reveals Important Functional Clues
...overed that ZAG is involved in cachexia, a wasting syndrome
that can affectpeople with cancer, AIDS and other terminal illnesses. Cachexia can result inrapid, life-threatening weight loss and lead to shedding of both fat andmuscle. ZAG appears to drive the fat-loss in cancer patients. When the Britishinvesti...
Higher Levels Of Protein May Predict Heart Disease
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- A syndrome
that scientists call the "metabolicsyndrome"and th...inflammation," hesaid. The metabolic syndrome
includes high blood pressure, impaired glucosetolerance, obesity, lack of sensitivity to insulin, hi...
Researchers Discover Mechanism Of Cleft Palate Development
...rrelation between EGFRfunctioning and cleft palate syndrome
but also illuminates the developmentmechanism for palate closure," says Derynck. "The role of this receptor inpalate closure is through its ability to induce the activity of proteases. Thisis an intriguing finding because we believe that this anima...
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Physicians And Scientists Present Findings At Annual Meeting Of The Pediatric Academic Societies
...s colleagues are studyingseveral other Cole-Hughes syndrome
cases to determine if autistic features are aregul...e responsiblefor the disorder. The fact that Bosma syndrome
has been previously reportedwithin families lends support to the possibility that this is a geneticd...
Benefits Are Likely From Vitamin B-6 In Premenstrual Syndrome
...ed trials representing 940 women with premenstrual syndrome
and found some evidence to suggest that 100mg of v...to be beneficial in the management of premenstrual syndrome
(PMS) - it was more than two times more effective than a placebo treatment. Wyatt et al found that...
UT Southwestern researcher finds genetic cause for Gulf War syndrome
...hool. "One of the biggest questions about Gulf War syndrome
has been why one persongot sick when the person ne...veterans. Haley, who has been researching Gulf War syndrome
since 1994, has published morethan 100 scientific papers. He is an associate professor of internal m...
Rats operate robotic arm via brain activity
...e most obvious group is individuals with locked-in syndrome
who haveno means to communicate," Heetderks said. "Other individuals such as those withcerebral palsy and spinal cord injury might also benefit." Chapin and Nicolelis were part of a research team that included KarenMoxon and Ronald Markowi...
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity: A 1999 consensus
...the firstconsensus definition of the controversial syndrome
known as multiplechemical sensitivity (MCS). The 1999 Consensus on MCS, signed by 34 medicalresearchers and clinicians from the United States and Canada, appears in theMay/June 1999 issue (volume 54, number 3). It defines MCS according to sixcriteria...
Schizophrenia possibly linked to early brain development
...der called velo-cardio-facialsyndrome (VCFS). This syndrome
is tied to a gene deletion on chromosome 22. "Children with this syndrome
have limb malformations affecting thedigits and some combination of minor craniofacial anomalies inv...
Social behavior transformed with one new gene
...for treatment of autism, schizophrenia, Tourette's syndrome
and Alzheimer'sdisease, all of which result in isolation and detachment. The study was funded by grants from the National Institute of MentalHealth....
Gene protects tubby mouse strain from hearing loss
...n chromosome 15 containing a gene for Bardet-Biedl syndrome
inhumans. The obesity, insulin-resistance, and sensory deficits in tubby mice aresimilar to conditions observed in such rare genetic human diseases asBardet-Biedl, Alstrm, and Prader-Willi syndromes. Further research couldelucidate the common mechani...
Researchers discover genetic basis of heritable sleep disorder
...thedisorder known as familial advanced sleep phase syndrome
(FASPS). Ptácek and his colleagues concluded that a single gene was responsiblefor FASPS by studying how the condition was passed along from one generation tothe next within the affected families. In this case, inheritance seemed tofollow the...
New hope for self-injury sufferers
...onditions such as Fragile X syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome
and PervasiveDevelopmental Disorders. Although people who self-injure account for only 3percent to 17 percent of all those with developmental disabilities, the servicesthey receive account for as much as 20 percent of total service costs, or some$4.5...
Study confirms safety and tolerability of zaleplon for long-term treatment of insomnia
...s, and sleep quality. The incidence of withdrawal syndrome
(acondition that often occurs after prolonged trea...ork for up to12 months, without causing withdrawal syndrome
after discontinuation oftreatment. "It is very unusual for a sleep medication to maintain i...
Rett Syndrome traced to defective gene 'silencer'
...tem developmentin the fetus and young child. Rett syndrome
(RTT) is a neurodevelopmental disorder seen in you...n, Zoghbi'sstarting hypothesis was logical: If the syndrome
strikes only girls, whosesex-determining chromosomes are XX, and not boys, whose sex is determined b...
...rnal ofMedicine, a genetic defect known as long-QT syndrome
may be the cause of manyunexplained drownings. Dr...r familymembers who also have the defect." Long-QT syndrome
is a genetic condition that affects the heart's electricalsystem. In patients with long-QT syndrome,...
FDA mandate for folic acid fortification may decrease the incidence of Down syndrome
...istration (US-FDA) Office of Women's Health. Down syndrome
is a genetic condition usually caused by an error ...man cells contain 23pairs of chromosomes, but Down syndrome
cells contain three copies of chromosome 21 -- a condition known as trisomy 21. In the UnitedStates,...
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