KINDLER SYNDROME

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A case is reported of a 28 year old man referring the appearance of swollen blisters due to insignificant trauma since birth. Later he noticed progressive changes of the skin as teleangectasies, atrophic spots, sensivity to sun, dystrohic fingermails and webbing between fingers. The patient was hospitalized several times for an appropriate diagnosis and asked for the permission to undergo an operation of plastic surgery in Paris to correct webbing of the hands. The rare association of two...

ABCD's of MELANOMA

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FOXNEWS.COM HOME > HEALTH. Monday, February 25, 2008. ABCD's of Melanoma. Malignant Melanoma is the most aggressive of malignant cutaneous tumours. Cases with lymphonode involvement, and distant metastases, carry a very poor prognosis, (50% and 20% respectively alive in 5 years), while those presenting without evident lymphonode involvement have a much better survival rate (60% alive in 5 years). It is therefore extremely important to do early malignant melanoma diagnosis. There...

Bioinformatic Insights Into Mammalian Gene Regulation: Can Keystrokes Confront Cancer?

submitted by: WomenInBioinformatics

Dr. Laura Elnitski, Head of the Genomic Functional Analysis Section, Genome Technology Branch NHGRI/NIH

Dr. Elnitski uses experimental and Bioinformatic methods to discover non-coding functional elements in the human genome.

On 7 March 2008, Dr. Elnitski came to MSU-Bozeman to participate in the Women In Bioinformatics Seminar Series.

Your Guide to Diet and Diabetes for Hispanic Audiences: A Cultural Translation

submitted by: Summerjoyski

Summer Porter shares her poster session at the Experimental Biology Conference 2008 titled "Your Guide to Diet and Diabetes for Hispanic Audiences: A Cultural Translation"

WERNER SYNDROME

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German physician Otto Werner (1879-1936) described the clinical picture of this syndrome in 1904, in four sisters, defining the skin thin, tight, scleroderma-like, that mimics premature aging, with bilateral cataracts associated. Also known with the term Progeria, "Prematurely Old" greek derivation, due to the fact that usually presents wrinkling and aging of face. Progeria occurs in two forms: Progeria of childhood, described by Jonathan Hutchinson (1886) and Hastings Gilford (1897),...

XERODERMA PIGMENTOSUM

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Hereditary disease, trasmitted with recessive autosomical modality, the XP is characterized from extreme photosensivity, that causes strict and premature damages to level of the cutis and of the eyes. Its incidence is of 1: 250 thousand in Europe and USA, while in Japan the relationship is of 1:40 thousand. In the child affected by XP, also short exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays, determines severe cutaneous sunburn with slow resolution, therefore it is from avoiding sources of...