By: Heather Brennan
Hurler’s disease is one of over 40 different lysosomal storage diseases. These diseases are the result of mutated genes that affect the hydrolytic enzymes found in the lysosomes of cells. This organelle is responsible for the digestion of cellular waste. Malfunctioning or deficient enzymes...
Study: High fructose corn syrup promotes liver damage
By: Terrence Aym
Global health activists have warned about the inherent health dangers from the daily consumption of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) for many years. Numerous studies have linked the artificial derivative from corn to an array of maladies including diabetes and organ damage. The human organ...
By: claire coshan
Anosmia is the medical name for the partial or complete loss of the sense of smell, and whilst this may not seem like a very pressing problem, it can cause a great deal of upset for those that suffer with it. According to the NHS...
By: John Atchison
There are few things more devastating in life than being given a diagnosis of cancer. While medical breakthroughs have bettered the chances of patients surviving certain forms of cancer, there are still plenty that give a person a less than 20 percent chance of survival...
By: Retha Boswell
Dichloroacetate (DCA), or more specific sodium dichloroacetate (NaDCA), is identified by the chemical formula Cl2CHCOONa. It is the salt form of dichloroacetic acid, Cl2CHCOOH. The acid is also sometimes abbreviated DCA, but the acid is highly corrosive and dangerous, while the salt form is relatively...
By: Retha Boswell
Sometimes called a Zimmerman's tumor, a phakomatous choristoma, is a very rare tumor that presents itself in infants. These tumors occur in the eyelid and and more rarely in the orbit of the eye. They are composed of proliferating, or growing, ocular lens (cuboida) tissue...
Phakomatous choristoma explained
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Phakomatous choristoma is a rare lesion that generally occurs on or near the eyelid and is often mistaken as a cyst or other type of lesion (or tumor). The lesion is usually congenital, which means that it is present at birth, though it may not...
Phakomatous choristoma explained
By: Susan Smalls
Phakomatous Charistoma is a very rare non-cancerous tumor of the eyelid that is typically present at birth. The first recorded case was documented by Lorenz Zimmerman in 1971. He was the first person to correctly identify that the tumor is comprised of ectodermal cells that...

 

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