rare genetic disorder

Gene linked with vitamin B12 deficiency found


August 27th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 27 (IANS) Vitamin B12 is vital for healthy functioning of our nervous system, but some people who suffer from its deficiency because of a rare genetic disorder, develop ... Read more...

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Embryo stem cell therapy brings hope to those with incurable diseases


June 10th, 2012 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Simran Kaur, 42, was suffering from cerebellar ataxias, a rare genetic disorder, which left her wheelchair bound, incontinent, with slurred speech and no chances of ... Read more...

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India’s first robotic liver transplant successful


October 13th, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) In the first such surgery in India, doctors at a hospital near here have performed a robotic liver transplant to save the life of a ... Read more...

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She fights genetic disorder with art (Feature)


September 24th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) It is 11 a.m. on a breezy September morning. Meryl Sarah speedily moves her wheelchair towards her drawing room where several of her glass paintings ... Read more...

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Gene discovery could shed light on foetal, childhood growth retardation


March 6th, 2011 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 6 (ANI): A new discovery University of Montreal researchers could improve our understanding of many disorders such as foetal and childhood growth retardation, abnormal development of body parts and cancer.By ... Read more...

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Rare disease ‘paves way for creating stem cells’


November 22nd, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 22 (ANI): Harvard researchers have found that by mimicking a rare genetic disorder in a dish, they can rewind the internal clock of a mature cell and drive it back ... Read more...

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Genetic disorder turns 9-yr-old Brit girl into ‘Jekyll and Hyde’


November 15th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 15 (ANI): A nine-year-old Brit girl has been suffering from a rare genetic disorder that transforms her from a quiet, loving child, into a violent terror every day.Grace Fishwick, Erdington, ... Read more...

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Brit girl with rare genetic disorder loses her skin 14 times every day


September 28th, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 28 (ANI): A five-year-old British girl suffers from a rare genetic disorder and has to wear bandages all the time because she sheds her skin 14 times a day.Annabelle Whitehouse ... Read more...

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Annabelle Whitehouse Sheds Her Skin 14 Times a Day


September 28th, 2010 - 2:43 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Sep 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Sonya and Paul Whitehouse have to constantly cover their little girl in cream to make her comfortable enough to deal with the skin condition which she has that ... Read more...

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5-yr-old Brit girl with rare disorder sheds her skin every day


September 27th, 2010 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 27 (ANI): Life can't get more troublesome for the five-year-old girl from UK, who sheds her skin 14 times a day-unlike others who shed skin once in 23 days.Annabelle Whitehouse ... Read more...

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Ehlers Danlos Syndrome Patient Recovers Wearing Miracle Lycra Suit


August 3rd, 2010 - 7:24 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez London, England, Aug 3, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Olivia Court has spent the first three years of her life lying in a hospital bed. The three year old toddler is a victim ... Read more...

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Will Prader Willi Syndrome Victim Be Jailed?


July 27th, 2010 - 7:15 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez July 27, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Will Matthew Hummel really be arrested? The 20 year old boy has been issued an arrest warrant for stealing food from a neighbor's house. It has ... Read more...

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Glenn Beck Diagnosed With Macular Dystrophy, Could Go Blind


July 20th, 2010 - 2:02 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
July 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) While speaking to a crowd of about 6000 people during his “American Revival” tour in Salt Lake City Utah on Saturday, Glenn Beck tearfully gave some ... Read more...

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HPV infection ‘increases skin cancer risk’


July 9th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 9 (ANI): An international team of researchers has found that HPV infection heightens the risk of developing certain skin cancers and is worsened if people are taking immunosuppression drugs.During the ... Read more...

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Brit girl, 7, has a granny’s body


June 6th, 2010 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 6 (ANI): A seven-year old Brit girl has the face and body of an old woman as she suffers from a rare genetic disorder called Hutchinson Gilford Progeria Syndrome.The condition, ... Read more...

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Prader Willi Syndrome Detected In Uruguay


May 10th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez May 10, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Prader Willi Syndrome or the PWS is a rare genetic disorder which can be present in a person since his birth. The month of May ... Read more...

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British boy, 11, ages five times faster than his mates


April 24th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 24 (ANI): Harry Crowther, 11, is growing old five times faster than his friends, but this has not dampened his spirits.Harry has a rare genetic disorder, called atypical progeria syndrome, ... Read more...

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‘Paa’ to be screened at Krakow Film Festival (Film Snippets)


April 10th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan's hit film "Paa" on a child suffering from progeria is slated to be screened at the The International Festival of Independent Cinema in ... Read more...

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Navigation ability may be linked to genes


February 2nd, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): A new research has linked genes to our ability to orient ourselves to the world around us and then navigate through it."We found that people with a rare ... Read more...

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Genes might have a say in your ability to navigate


February 2nd, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 2 (IANS) You are emerging from the subway and heading for your destination when you realise that you are going in the wrong direction. For a moment, you feel disoriented, ... Read more...

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Big B holds special screening of Paa in Chennai


December 6th, 2009 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec. 6 (ANI): Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan held a special screening of his latest movie 'Paa' for the cast and crew of the film in Chennai on Saturday.Directed by ... Read more...

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New pathways to metabolise sexual assault drug found


November 21st, 2009 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 21 (ANI): Date-rape drug-4-hydroxybutyrate (4-HB)-can be metabolised by the human body in more than one ways, according to a new study.Ohio and Michigan researchers have determined new routes by which ... Read more...

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Stem cell transplantation may correct rare genetic disorder in kids


September 18th, 2009 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 18 (ANI): Scripps Research Institute scientists have offered new hope for parents whose children suffer from the rare genetic disorder 'cystinosis' by showing through an experiment on mice that stem ... Read more...

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Little-known protein, atlastin, plays key role in building healthy cells


July 30th, 2009 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 30 (ANI): Little-understood protein previously implicated in a rare genetic disorder plays an unexpected and critical role in building and maintaining healthy cells, Italian and U.S. biologists report in the ... Read more...

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Enzyme therapy may slow deterioration of kidney function


April 9th, 2009 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 9 (ANI): Enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) with agalsidase alfa may slow deterioration of kidney function in men with Fabry disease, provided the treatment is started early, suggests a new study."The ... Read more...

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Anti-cancer drug reverses cardiovascular damage linked to premature aging disorder


October 7th, 2008 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 7 (ANI): In a study on premature aging disorder, called progeria, scientists have shown that an experimental anti-cancer drug can prevent, and even reverse, potentially fatal cardiovascular damage associated ... Read more...

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Study on rare syndrome sheds light on obesity, blood pressure


March 4th, 2008 - 1:02 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Mar 4 (ANI): Researchers focussing on the rare genetic disorder Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS), have identified a clue to show how resistance to the hormone leptin might disrupt the brain signals ... Read more...

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