degenerative disease

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degenerative disease

[di′jen·ə·rəd·iv di′zēz]
(medicine)
General debility and diseases associated with advancing age.
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More than 15,000 people in Cyprus suffer from degenerative diseases of the retina and from macular degeneration, the head of the newly founded Pancyprian Retina Society (PRS) George Prodromou said on Monday.
Package 2 - Stabilization of the spine in degenerative diseases and cancerPackage 3 - Sets the allplastyki spine on one level with the possibility of extension.
June 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In support of the fight to eradicate blindness, Foundation Fighting Blindness Chairman and Co-Founder Gordon Gund and his family announced a matching gift challenge they hope will result in millions of dollars in funds to accelerate pre-clinical, translational and clinical research for retinal degenerative diseases.
8 million grant to Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands, one of the world' s foremost institutions for genetic, laboratory, and clinical research for inherited retinal degenerative diseases (as well as home to several JVIB authors).
Anti-aging medicine is preventing and reversing mainly degenerative diseases, including heart and blood vessel disease, which results in heart attack and stroke; bone and joint disease; neuro-degenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and dementia; and more.
TSX: MGI; OTC: MGIFF), a clinical-stage developer of drugs for infectious and degenerative diseases, has initiated enrollment in a Phase IIb combination therapy clinical trial of celgosivir (MX-3253), supported in part through an agreement with Schering-Plough.
Yes, our system is the most technologically advanced in the world, but that technology is proving to be the nemesis of good healthcare for chronic degenerative diseases.
Human embryonic stem cell research in Japan should be pursued with an eye to understanding human development and to discovering therapeutic treatments for many degenerative diseases (brain or otherwise).
The role of diet in the prevention of degenerative diseases is explored and includes osteoporosis and oral health.
Researchers have realized that angiogenesis, in addition to cancer, is involved in many inflammatory diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes retinopathy and nephropathy, and is pivotal for the spread of more than 80 chronic degenerative diseases.
On the basis of such findings, Christen's group now suspects that "gamma-tocopherol may be as important as alpha-tocopherol in the prevention of degenerative diseases.
However, unless Americans make a more drastic switch from an animal-based diet to a plant-based diet, they "will not reduce their rate of cancers, cardiovascular disease and other chronic, degenerative diseases," said T.

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