Researchers Discover New Gene that Contributes to the Progression of ALS
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Researchers Discover New Gene that Contributes to the Progression of ALS

Researchers at Columbia University have discovered a new gene, TBK1, that is linked to the progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). A lack of understanding of a rare disease hinders…

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Company Starts Compassionate Use Program for an Experimental COVID-19 Treatment
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Company Starts Compassionate Use Program for an Experimental COVID-19 Treatment

According to a story from gurufocus.com, the biotechnology company Capricor Therapeutics has recently announced the initiation of a compassionate use program for its experimental drug CAP-1002. This drug will be…

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Study Confirms Effectiveness of Gamma Knife Surgery for Intracanalicular Vestibular Schwannoma
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Study Confirms Effectiveness of Gamma Knife Surgery for Intracanalicular Vestibular Schwannoma

According to a study published in January in the scientific journal Acta Neurologica Scandinavica, the use of gamma knife surgery as a treatment for a rare tumor called a vestibular schwannoma can…

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April is Sarcoidosis Awareness Month: Spreading Awareness About Sarcoidosis
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April is Sarcoidosis Awareness Month: Spreading Awareness About Sarcoidosis

April is designated as Sarcoidosis Awareness Month. This year's event will be the sixth annual awareness campaign, which will involve collaboration between the Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research and the American…

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Severe Combined Immunodeficiency: After Quarantine With Their Baby, This Family Was Prepared for Coronavirus
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Severe Combined Immunodeficiency: After Quarantine With Their Baby, This Family Was Prepared for Coronavirus

  Michael and Armené Kapamajian were at home in Los Angeles settling in with their one week old baby, Sasoun, when their doctor called and asked them to come in…

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Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy and its Link to Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

  According to a study summarized in Gastroenterology Consultant, pregnant women with intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy are much more likely to also be diagnosed with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. You can…

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“The Toddler that Doesn’t Toddle:” Raising a Child with Spinal Muscular Atrophy
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“The Toddler that Doesn’t Toddle:” Raising a Child with Spinal Muscular Atrophy

  As initially covered by MyLondon News, the family of a London boy with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is looking to advocate for others with this genetic disorder. Additionally, they…

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FDA Approves New Treatment for Anemia Linked to Myelodysplastic Syndromes
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FDA Approves New Treatment for Anemia Linked to Myelodysplastic Syndromes

According to a story from BioSpace, Acceleron Pharma Inc. and Bristol Myers Squibb have announced recently that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently approved a new drug…

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