Families Launch Lawsuit Over Diseases, Decades Of Tainted Groundwater « CBS New York

Families Launch Lawsuit Over Diseases, Decades Of Tainted Groundwater « CBS New York

BETHPAGE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Diane Curley suffers from Graves Disease and rare autoimmune disorders. Her brother has Parkinson’s Disease, and her father died of cancer. All were born and raised in Bethpage, reports CBS2’s Jennifer McLogan. “The fact that so many in our community are ill with cancer is disturbing,” said Curley. Neighborhood streets abut the water tower and plant where the district will be closing five of its nine drinking water wells. Below ground,…

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LEO Pharma inks $760M rare skin disease R&D deal with PellePharm

LEO Pharma inks $760M rare skin disease R&D deal with PellePharm

LEO Pharma has signed a research collaboration deal with PellePharm that commits up to $760 million for late-stage trials and includes an option for LEO to acquire the small rare disease company outright at some point in the future. The deal begins with $70 million in equity financing and R&D support to fund a global phase 3 trial for PellePharm’s patidegib—a hedgehog pathway-inhibiting topical gel for the prevention of Gorlin syndrome, a rare genetic disease that…

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Autoimmune diseases: What you need to know for your patients

Autoimmune diseases: What you need to know for your patients

Autoimmune disease refers to complications of the immune system, which is programed to fight off viruses, pathogenic bacteria, and other types of infection in the body. There are more than 80 types of autoimmune diseases. “Autoimmune diseases are the third most common category of disease in the United States after cancer and heart disease; they affect approximately 5%-8% of the population or 14-22 million persons.”1 One of the main functions of the immune system is…

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Diagnosis of animal diseases improved with laboratory renovated by FAO in Guinea – Guinea

Diagnosis of animal diseases improved with laboratory renovated by FAO in Guinea – Guinea

The Central Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Conakry, Guinea was officially inaugurated on 14 November 2018, following renovations by FAO, funded by the United States Agency for International Development. The recent Ebola outbreak experienced by the country highlighted the need to strengthen national disease surveillance systems. This includes improving veterinary laboratories for early detection and adequate response to animal diseases and zoonoses, which can be passed to humans, including rabies, brucellosis, avian influenza and anthrax. FAO…

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Cell study reveals how head injuries lead to serious brain diseases

Cell study reveals how head injuries lead to serious brain diseases

Traumatic brain injury causes changes in how cells communicate with one another. This image shows which cell types are communicating with other cell types (different colors represent different cell types). The left image shows the control group of mice and the right image shows the mice with the brain injury. Credit: Douglas Arneson/UCLA UCLA biologists have discovered how head injuries adversely affect individual cells and genes that can lead to serious brain disorders. The life…

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Vaccine UB-312 May Prevent Parkinson’s, Similar Diseases, Data Show

Vaccine UB-312 May Prevent Parkinson’s, Similar Diseases, Data Show

An investigational vaccine being developed by United Neuroscience (UNS) presented several advantages over traditional vaccines to treat progressive disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease, according to preclinical data. The vaccine, called UB-312, was more selective to prevent toxic aggregates of alpha-synuclein in mouse models of the disease. These latest findings were discussed during the Parkinson’s UK Research Conference 2018 held in York, England. The presentation “Anti-alpha synuclein active immunotherapy in Parkinson’s disease,” was given by Hui Jing Yu, PhD, medical…

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Tick diseases surge sets new record, expected to continue climbing

Tick diseases surge sets new record, expected to continue climbing

A black-legged tick, which can carry Lyme disease and other illnesses. A black-legged tick, which can carry Lyme disease and other illnesses. Photo: Nearing, Brian, New York State Office Of Parks, Recreation And Historic Preservation Photo: Nearing, Brian, New York State Office Of Parks, Recreation And Historic Preservation A black-legged tick, which can carry Lyme disease and other illnesses. A black-legged tick, which can carry Lyme disease and other illnesses. Photo: Nearing, Brian, New York…

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UGA-Tifton plant pathologists key to helping Georgia farmers fight diseases | Ga Fl News

UGA-Tifton plant pathologists key to helping Georgia farmers fight diseases | Ga Fl News

TIFTON — The University of Georgia’s Department of Plant Pathology is a leader in diagnosing plant diseases and developing viable management solutions for farmers worldwide. “It’s never the same from day to day,” said UGA plant pathologist Katherine Stevenson, who serves as the coordinator of research, Extension and instruction on the UGA Tifton campus. “Diseases are popping up all the time. New pathogens appear. Suddenly, we could have a new disease problem that we haven’t…

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Biomedical course teaches students about diseases

Biomedical course teaches students about diseases

Using a variety of items, students in Jose Escalante’s principles of biomedical science class at Permian High School are learning about diabetes. A class of his principles of biomedical science year I students showed Escalante their projects earlier this week. Among other things, Escalante will teach students about sickle cell disease, DNA mutations, heart problems, heart structure, infectious diseases and finishing with a final autopsy. They previously covered forensics, Escalante said. His classes range in…

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Tick-Borne Diseases Set U.S. Record in 2017

Tick-Borne Diseases Set U.S. Record in 2017

By Megan Brooks Nov. 15, 2018 — Tick-borne diseases are once again on the rise in the United States, and the reasons aren’t clear, the CDC says. In 2017, state and local health departments reported a record number of cases of tick-borne diseases to the CDC, according to surveillance data. Cases of Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Powassan virus, and other tick-borne illnesses increased from 48,610 cases in 2016…

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3 deer diseases and how they impact Michigan hunting | News

3 deer diseases and how they impact Michigan hunting | News

CADILLAC — You couldn’t tell the deer had a deadly disease just by looking at it. Bob Garner, 65, a former Michigan Natural Resources Commission member, said it was a good-looking buck, about a year and a half old, that appeared to be in fine health. Weeks later, after the animal was tested, Garner found out it had chronic wasting disease. Chronic wasting disease, or CWD, attacks the central nervous system of infected animals. It…

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Diseases spread by ticks hit record level in U.S.

Diseases spread by ticks hit record level in U.S.

New government research shows that tickborne diseases like Lyme disease continue to rise. The report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that in 2017, state and local health departments reported a record number of cases of illnesses spread by ticks. Cases of Lyme disease, Powassan virus; spotted fever rickettsiosis, including Rocky Mountain spotted fever, anaplasmosis, ehrlichiosis, babesiosis and tularemia all increased last year. The CDC said there were 59,349 confirmed cases of tickborne diseases in…

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Tickborne diseases such as Lyme hit record highs in the U.S., CDC says

Tickborne diseases such as Lyme hit record highs in the U.S., CDC says

Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Nov. 14, 2018 / 5:14 AM GMT By Maggie Fox The number of infections carried by ticks has hit a record high in the United States, according to a new report. Nearly 60,000 people were diagnosed with a tickborne infection, mostly Lyme disease, in 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. And that’s…

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As temps rise, Lyme disease will get worse

As temps rise, Lyme disease will get worse

Share this Article You are free to share this article under the Attribution 4.0 International license. Rising temperatures may boost the number of cases of Lyme disease—already the most common tick-borne disease in North America—by more than 20 percent by the middle of the century, according to a new study. Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne disease in North America and its incidence has risen sharply in the last decade. Since its progression depends…

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