Mouse Models Prove Success of Gene Therapy for the Treatment of Huntington’s Disease

Research has recently been published in Nature Communications that shows the success of a new gene therapy in the treatment of Huntington's Disease. This therapy, an adeno-associated virus-based gene therapy, was tested…

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Baricitinib Granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation for the Treatment of Alopecia Areata
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Baricitinib Granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation for the Treatment of Alopecia Areata

There are currently no FDA approved treatments for alopecia areata, a condition that sees the loss of hair all over the body. Eli Lilly and Company, working with Incyte Corporation,…

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Patient Dosing Begins in VIITAL Study of EB-101, a Treatment for Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa

The first patient has been dosed in the third phase of the VIITAL study, which is intended to evaluate the effectiveness of EB-101. This medication is a gene-corrected cell therapy…

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EMA Recommends ALUNBRIG for the Treatment of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
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EMA Recommends ALUNBRIG for the Treatment of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

The European Medicines Agency has recently released their positive opinion of ALUNBRIG, which is a treatment for anaplastic lymphoma kinase+ (ALK+) non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). They have recommended this…

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Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura Took the Life of a Teen, but Her Organs Saved the Lives of Others

Abbey Luffman was a 16-year-old from Owego, New York excited about getting her learner's permit. She was also very generous; she didn't even hesitate to check the box for organ…

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The Importance of Diagnoses: Living with Lyme Disease and Hashimoto’s Disease
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The Importance of Diagnoses: Living with Lyme Disease and Hashimoto’s Disease

Obtaining a diagnosis for a rare disease tends to be very difficult. Doctors do not immediately expect that rare conditions are causing one's symptoms; they blame more common conditions first.…

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Ethnobotanical Medicine is Proven to be an Effective Treatment for Lyme Disease
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Ethnobotanical Medicine is Proven to be an Effective Treatment for Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is the most common vector-borne disease, and it has become more prominent due to climate change and urban developments spreading further into wooded areas. Treatment is typically effective…

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Trofinetide Granted Rare Pediatric Disease Designation for the Treatment of Rett Syndrome

ACADIA Pharmaceuticals, working with Neuren Pharmaceuticals, has recently been granted the Rare Pediatric Disease designation from the FDA for their therapy Trofinetide. This drug is intended for the treatment of…

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How Immunotherapies are Being Used for the Treatment of Mantle Cell Lymphoma
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How Immunotherapies are Being Used for the Treatment of Mantle Cell Lymphoma

Mantle cell lymphoma is a cancer that often responds well to initial treatment. Because of this, doctors often recommend intense treatment soon after diagnosis. While it is often successful, sometimes…

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