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AUGUSTA, Ga. — The Nintendo Wii may help treat symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, including depression, a Medical College of Georgia researcher says. Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative disease that impairs motor skills. Dr. Herz theorized that the popular computer game console, which simulates various sports and activities, could improve coordination,...
Josh Bigham was saved, not by fire and brimstone, but by flamebroiled cheeseburgers and Coldstone Creamery. He’s found heaven in the sugary goodness of rocky road ice cream, the hickory-smoked flavor of a perfectly grilled steak and the well-balanced blend of a sweet and spicy barbecue sauce. For 15 years,...
LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) –  on May 31 people strapped on their skates to raise money for a good cause. Chelsea Paradise was diagnosed with Huntington’s Disease 2 years ago. It’s a rare disease that destroys nerve cells in the brain, which can slow down someone’s thinking skills, and make it...
Jessica Kath has no pulse. But the 21-year old is full of heart, as her doctors have witnessed. “It’s been incredible watching her be a survivor,” says UT Southwestern cardiologist Mark Drazner. “Her story is amazing.” At birth, Jessica was diagnosed with a rare disease called Diamond-Blackfan Anemia. She doesn’t...
The Cayman Islands joins the United Nations in observing the first annual Sickle Cell Disease World Day on Friday, 19 June. The worldwide event will raise awareness of the disease, and follows a United Nations General Assembly resolution adopted in December 2008 that recognizes sickle cell disease as a public...
ST. LOUIS & SAN DIEGO – Wugen, Inc., a clinical stage biotechnology company developing a pipeline of off-the-shelf cell therapies, today announced the completion of an oversubscribed $172 million Series B financing led by Abingworth and Tybourne Capital Management, and joined by new investors Fidelity Management & Research Company, Intermediate...
UPTON, NY – Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have demonstrated a new, highly detailed x-ray imaging technique that could be developed into a method for early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. The technique has previously been used to look at tumors in breast tissue and...
CHICAGO – Xeris Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: XERS) (“Xeris”) today announced that its stockholders have voted to approve the previously announced proposed acquisition of Strongbridge Biopharma plc (NASDAQ: SBBP) (“Strongbridge”) by Xeris. At the special meeting of Xeris stockholders held on September 14, 2021, approximately 97% of the shares voted were...