Asuragen Inc., a leading molecular diagnostics company, today announced results from a study demonstrating that a new molecular test called Xpansion Interpreter® can improve the determination of a woman’s risk of having a child with fragile X syndrome, the most common inherited cause of intellectual disability and autism, compared to existing risk measures. The Xpansion Interpreter Test is based on a technology breakthrough that reveals both the number and position of “interrupting” DNA sequences in the fragile X gene of the mother and more accurately estimates the likelihood that her child will have fragile X syndrome. The study will be published in the April issue of the American Journal of Medical Genetics and presented today at the 2013 American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting in Phoenix, AZ.
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Almirall, S.A. (ALM:MC) and Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:IRWD) announced today that the European Commission has granted marketing authorization to Constella® (linaclotide 290mcg) for the symptomatic treatment of moderate to severe Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation (IBS-C) in adults . This approval follows the positive recommendation received from the European Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) in September.
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Today the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF), announced their support for children and families suffering from Sudden Onset Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. They are releasing two new PSAs created to bring awareness and engender change surrounding the disorder PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal infections) and PANS (Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome).
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http://igetitapps.com/ i Get It offers some of the best educational apps for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch, autism apps, and iPad apps for special needs kids. i Get It applications are designed to support language skill development and facilitate cognitive growth through building language skills. Typically developing young children and individuals with developmental delays, such as PDD-NOS, autism, down syndrome or TBI will benefit from these interactive applications. Autism apps have been recently featured on TV shows as a great way of communication for people whose condition prevents them from speaking. i Get It apps have been featured on AutismSpeaks.org, Snapps4kids.com, A4cwsn and many others. Please go to http://igetitapps.com/ to see all our apps.
Nearer Than Sky from acclaimed author T. Greenwood is a lush, evocative novel about the fascinating and frightening world of Munchausen syndrome by proxy, and into one woman’s search for healing. As she revisits her childhood, with its nightmares and lost innocence, she must reevaluate her adulthood choices, including her most precious relationships. Learn about the book here, http://bit.ly/nFTYrf Learn about this author here, http://bit.ly/oIyepZ General Fiction
Mark Saxton, MD, pediatric surgeon at Gundersen Lutheran Health System in La Crosse, Wis., is performing a minimally invasive surgery to correct pectus excavatum (sunken chest) in adults.
“Sunken chest is a birth defect characterized by a sunken sternum or breastbone,” explains Dr. Saxton. “The deformity tends to worsen until the patient is full grown and will not improve with age. It is caused by extreme growth of cartilage that connects each rib to the sternum. This causes the sternum to buckle in towards the spine.”
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Parents and grandparents rarely disagree about how cute their (grand)children are, but when it comes to setting up safe sleep environments for babies, the two generations don’t always concur, according to a new study conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs on behalf of HALO Innovations in time for National Baby Safety Month. The survey found that the majority of parents and grandparents agree that Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is their top concern in raising their children. However, grandparents are more likely than parents to place babies on their sides or stomachs to sleep, and more likely to place potentially dangerous objects in babies’ cribs, increasing their risk for SIDS and accidental suffocation.
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The truly ergonomic HandShoe Mouse has been designed to stop pinching and gripping like you do with a standard computer mouse. Gripping and Pinching is a major cause for Repetitive Strain Injury RSI) and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
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What Was I Thinking? Bad Boyfriend Stories.
Video adaptations from the book, "What Was I Thinking? 58 Bad Boyfriend Stories", edited by Barbara Davilman and Liz Dubelman. From St. Martins Press.
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