Friedreich’s ataxia – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

Friedreich’s ataxia is a disorder where there’s a buildup of iron that damages various organ systems – in particular, the…

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Protein C and S deficiency – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

Protein C and S are two anticoagulation proteins that inactivate coagulation factors Va and VIIIa in the coagulation cascade. This…

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Posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorders – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

Posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorders, or PTLDs, are uncontrolled growths of cells called lymphocytes that may occur in transplant recipients after receiving…

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Kid President, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds & Nic Cage Help a Kid!

Kid President: This is the life. So nice to finally get a break. [phone rings] What? I’ll be right there!…

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Gaucher disease – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

Gaucher disease is an inherited condition characterized by insufficient levels of the enzyme glucocerebrosidase, also called beta-glucosidase. It’s named for…

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Cystinosis – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

With cystinosis, “cystin-” refers to cystine, an amino acid, and “-osis” implies disease. So, cystinosis is a rare condition caused…

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Beyoncé Helps Kid President With World Humanitarian Day 2013

[off camera]: Who are you gonna meet tonight? Kid President: Beyonce! [off camera]: Oh yeah, you’re excited for that? KP:…

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