The summer heat is setting in, so why not stay in where it’s cool and read the latest rare disease news. First, we want to bring attention to the fact that it’s Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Awareness Month and we have some ideas on how to get involved. We also have information about Chiari Malformation, a condition of the cerebellum that can produce pain that goes beyond a simple migraine. Finally, we have details on 10 preclinical studies that have the potential to improve the aging process. We hope you enjoy your weekend!
Though often considered an illness associated with old age, it is estimated that around 300,000 children in the US have some form of arthritis.
This condition occurs when the part of the brain responsible for balance and muscle movement pushes through the hole in the bottom of the skull.
Well-known characteristics of aging are the loss of skeletal muscle mass and a general decline in all of the organs in the body.