Exploring the Similar Pathology “Genetic Doppelgängers” ALS and SCA36
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Exploring the Similar Pathology “Genetic Doppelgängers” ALS and SCA36

Recently, scientists from Emory University set out to discover whether there was any pathological link between spinocerebellar ataxia type 36 (SCA36) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and frontotemporal dementia (ALS/FTD). Both…

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Research Links Metabolic Syndrome in Parkinson’s Patients Who Have LRRK2 Mutations
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Research Links Metabolic Syndrome in Parkinson’s Patients Who Have LRRK2 Mutations

  A recent article in Parkinson’s News Today described new findings associated with mutations in the LRRK2 gene, which are associated with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Indications are that patients with…

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Could Biobots be the Key to Understanding ALS and other Neuromuscular Diseases?
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Could Biobots be the Key to Understanding ALS and other Neuromuscular Diseases?

  Biological robots, commonly known as biobots, mimic the actions of other organisms (e.g. jumping or swimming). Biobots are composed of artificial materials and also organic material. As published in…

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Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome & Pregnancy: Early Diagnosis Means Better Outcomes

Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) is a rare condition which can be sparked by pregnancy, although it can also occur without it. Essentially, if you are genetically predisposed to the condition,…

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Controls Needed for the Dupuytren Biomarker Discovery Pilot Study
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Controls Needed for the Dupuytren Biomarker Discovery Pilot Study

We need controls! No, not cockpit controls or videogame controls, and no, we're not out of control. We need control participants for the Dupuytren Biomarker Discovery Pilot Study. Our goal is…

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Former UFC Athlete Joe Ellenberger’s Toughest Opponent: Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria

The UFC has some tough fighters in it. But 35-year-old Joe Ellenberger never thought that his most difficult opponent would be within himself. That is, his paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH),…

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Retevmo Approved for Treatment of Genetically-Mutated Lung and Thyroid Cancers
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Retevmo Approved for Treatment of Genetically-Mutated Lung and Thyroid Cancers

A recent BioSpace press release shares some exciting news for patients with non-small cell lung cancer, medullary thyroid cancer, and other thyroid cancers caused by RET gene mutations. Retevmo (selpercatinib) is the…

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A Friend Taught Her About Her Antiphospholipid Syndrome: Why the Medical Field Needs to Do Better
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A Friend Taught Her About Her Antiphospholipid Syndrome: Why the Medical Field Needs to Do Better

Ali Hardy struggled with her health for a long time. In an article for The Mighty, Ali, an actress in New York City, explains that she was never able to…

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