Disappointing News for Uveitis Treatment
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Disappointing News for Uveitis Treatment

Pharmaceutical company, Santen, has been developing a drug, intravitreal sirolimus, to treat noninfectious posterior segment uveitis. Uveitis is a type of eye inflammation, in which the uvea, which is the middle part…

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Woman Remains Blessed Amidst Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension Diagnosis
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Woman Remains Blessed Amidst Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension Diagnosis

While April Archote faces the physical pain and financial hardships of living with a rare brain disease, she continues to be positive and count her blessings, CCHeadliner reported. In 2013, April was…

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This Simple Tool Predicts the Progression of Childhood Kidney Disease
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This Simple Tool Predicts the Progression of Childhood Kidney Disease

A new study from researchers at UCSF found that a simple tool could optimize kidney treatment in children, by reducing dialysis and increasing pre-emptive kidney transplants. The tool is called…

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Pharma Companies Working Together for a Huntington’s Breakthrough
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Pharma Companies Working Together for a Huntington’s Breakthrough

Ionis and Roche have licensed together for the development of IONIS-HTTRx, a breakthrough drug in the treatment of Huntington’s disease. Huntington’s disease is a rare neurological condition that attacks the…

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What You Need to Know About Primary Periodic Paralysis
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What You Need to Know About Primary Periodic Paralysis

1. Rare Neuromuscular Disease Primary periodic paralysis (PPP) is group of rare neuromuscular diseases characterized by disrupted communication between nerves cells and skeletal muscles. PPP is a result of failures…

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Family pays $24,000 monthly to keep their child living with Gaucher disease alive
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Family pays $24,000 monthly to keep their child living with Gaucher disease alive

Originally reported by The Straits Times, the Chew family from Singapore does everything they can to keep their nine-year-old daughter alive, even if it means spending their life savings and…

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A Global Study is Seeking to Learn More About Acid Ceramidase Deficiency
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A Global Study is Seeking to Learn More About Acid Ceramidase Deficiency

According to a story on PRNewswire, the biopharmaceutical company, Enzyvant, kicked off their Farber Disease Natural History Study in October. Acid ceramidase deficiency, also known as Farber disease, is an obscure…

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This New Discovery Could be a Breakthrough for Ulcerative Colitis
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This New Discovery Could be a Breakthrough for Ulcerative Colitis

An international study conducted by researchers at the University of Copenhagen has discovered an essential mechanism that controls wound healing in the intestine. The new discovery shows that the cells…

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Research Suggests New Suspect for Parkinson’s Disease Treatment
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Research Suggests New Suspect for Parkinson’s Disease Treatment

Doctors from the Colorado University School of Medicine recently conducted research indicating that an exercise protein could help prevent the onset of Parkinson’s disease symptoms. Parkinson’s disease is a rare…

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