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A group of genetically modified monkeys with glow-in-the-dark feet could help advance research into neurological illnesses such as Parkinson’s and Huntington’s. Genetically modified monkeys in scientific research are not uncommon, however, these are the first family to pass a manufactured genetic trait onto a second generation.The monkeys, which were created...
Governor M. Jodi today signed a bill that requires birthing hospitals to screen newborns for cystic fibrosis, an inherited disorder that clogs the lungs, causes infections and affects digestion. “Every baby deserves the best start in life and that is a promise society must never abandon,” Governor Rell said during...
Since Sarah Cohen was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer six years ago, she often has been given little chance of survival by doctors. They underestimated her spirit and determination. Sarah defied the odds to collect an honorary diploma Sunday when her Class of 2009 graduated from Carmel High...
WALLA WALLA — On the day before her graduation from Walla Walla High School, 18-year-old Brittney Woodland spent the afternoon at home. She watched from her front porch as a couple of movers brought a new couch into the living room. “That looks like fun. Can I help?” she said...
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic researchers are reporting positive results in early leukemia clinical trials using the chemical epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), an active ingredient in green tea. The trial determined that patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) can tolerate the chemical fairly well when high doses are administered in capsule...
PHILADELPHIA – According to results of a study published in Cancer Prevention Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, men with prostate cancer who consumed the active compounds in green tea demonstrated a significant reduction in serum markers predictive of prostate cancer progression. “The investigational agent used...
DAVENPORT – The Sunshine Foundation, an organization that grants wishes to sick children, will bring to Central Florida 14 young people, mostly children, who were born with progeria, an illness that causes them to age prematurely. The organization’s annual Progeria Reunion will include a picnic and game day at the...
WALTHAM, Mass. — Decision Resources, one of the world’s leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that growth in the Parkinson’s disease drug market, fueled by the launch of several new therapies through 2018, will be offset by generic erosion of key currently-available agents. As a...
BELGAUM — He is a big challenge for the medical field. A handicapped boy having innumerous fractures in his body, has been preparing to participate at the national-level swimming competition. Mohin Mustaque Junned, a 12-year-old boy is suffering from a rare disease that causes zero bone calcium. It is called...
Ildiko Hammond is exhausted. Not only is caring for her severely disabled daughter a full-time job, it is also financially draining. But yesterday, the Lismore mother of two received some welcome news. Mrs Hammond and about 19,000 other carers of children with profound disabilities will soon qualify for a $550-a-fortnight...