New Blood Test Improves Alzheimer’s Disease Diagnosis
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New Blood Test Improves Alzheimer’s Disease Diagnosis

  A blood test that gives a more accurate diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease was announced at the July 2020 International Conference of the Alzheimer’s Association. The Association estimates that approximately…

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Doctors Should Continue Assessing Patients for Tardive Dyskinesia During Pandemic
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Doctors Should Continue Assessing Patients for Tardive Dyskinesia During Pandemic

  Because of COVID-19, many meetings and events have been moved online - but that does not mean the learning has stopped. During the virtual Psych Congress Elevate conference, which…

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Ovid Therapeutics and Columbia University are Working on a Treatment for KIF1A Associated Neurological Disorder

According to a story from GlobeNewswire, the biopharmaceutical company Ovid Therapeutics Inc. and Columbia University have recently entered a collaborative partnership that will be focused on developing gene-based treatments for…

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Editor’s Choice: Stevens-Johnson Syndrome Awareness Month

Happy Friday! Did you know that August is Stevens-Johnson Syndrome Awareness Month? It's a type of severe skin reaction that often involves admission to a burn unit for treatment. We've…

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Scientists Develop of Model of Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease Neurons
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Scientists Develop of Model of Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease Neurons

According to a story from Charcot-Marie-Tooth News, an all new protocol first described in the journal Brain Sciences could mark a significant advance in Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease research. The protocol allows for the…

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LQTS in Children is Potentially Lethal But Can Be Detected through ECG Assessment
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LQTS in Children is Potentially Lethal But Can Be Detected through ECG Assessment

  A recent article published in EMS WORLD cautions that long QT syndrome (LQTS), a potentially lethal disease in young people, often remains undiscovered. An ECG can detect the disease,…

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Ripretinib for GIST Receives Priority Review Status in China
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Ripretinib for GIST Receives Priority Review Status in China

  According to ONCLive, ripretinib, designed to treat patients with advanced gastrointestinal stroll tumors (GIST), was given Priority Review status in China by the National Medical Products Administration. This status…

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August is Stevens-Johnson Syndrome Awareness Month: Spreading Rare Disease Awareness
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August is Stevens-Johnson Syndrome Awareness Month: Spreading Rare Disease Awareness

The month of August is recognized as Stevens-Johnson Syndrome Awareness Month. The goal of this event is to elevate awareness about Stevens-Johnson syndrome among the general public and in the…

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