An Experimental Drug for Alzheimer’s is Being Tested to Treat Autism

Professor Illana Gozes and her team at Tel Aviv University recently developed NAP (CP201). It is an experimental drug that has been proven to be effective in the treatment of…

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Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease: CMT Australia Gets $10,000 Grant Towards Youth Outreach
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Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease: CMT Australia Gets $10,000 Grant Towards Youth Outreach

According to a story from Charcot-Marie-Tooth News, the nonprofit organization CMT Australia, which focuses on serving the Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease patient community in Australia, has recently acquired a grant to the…

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The Most Effective Cystic Fibrosis Therapy to Date Will be Available on the NHS
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The Most Effective Cystic Fibrosis Therapy to Date Will be Available on the NHS

According to a story from england.nhs.uk, a recent agreement struck between the UK's NHS and Vertex Pharmaceuticals will herald a major improvement for the many of the country's cystic fibrosis…

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Can Rigosertib Change the Myelodysplastic Syndromes Treatment Landscape?
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Can Rigosertib Change the Myelodysplastic Syndromes Treatment Landscape?

By Lauren Taylor from In The Cloud Copy Onconova Therapeutics, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company that works to develop new drugs to treat cancer, primarily focusing on myelodysplastic syndromes. Myelodysplastic…

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Eculizumab Shows Long Term Benefits for Refractory Myasthenia Gravis
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Eculizumab Shows Long Term Benefits for Refractory Myasthenia Gravis

By Lauren Taylor from In The Cloud Copy Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune condition characterized by muscle weakness and fatigue of muscles that are under the patient’s voluntary control. This…

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Salk Institute Team Develops the First Insulin-Producing Human Cells That Control Blood Sugar in Type 1 Diabetes

Salk Institute scientists have scored a significant gain in their quest to find a functional treatment for type 1 diabetes. According to an article in Salk News, scientists at the…

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Scientists Find an Array of Genes That May Lead to Precision Therapies for Various Types of Autism

According to an article in the publication Labroots, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may be the result of interaction between environmental and genetic factors. For instance, researchers point out that ASD…

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She Survived the Lebanese Civil War and 30 Years of Challenges to Help Rett Syndrome Patients

Huda Zoghni was born in Lebanon. Huda attended medical school at the American University located in Beirut in 1975. According to an article in Discover, Huda was forced to leave…

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£1 Million Awarded For Parkinson’s Research on Mitochondria
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£1 Million Awarded For Parkinson’s Research on Mitochondria

According to the Parkinson’s News Today; in the UK, NRG Therapeutics has been awarded £1 million (about $1.3 million) to continue advancing their studies on the mitochondria responsible for producing…

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Study: Combination Therapy is an Effective Treatment for Cholangiosarcoma

A study conducted at the University of Texas has discovered that combination therapy may be a viable treatment for cholangiocarcinoma with BRAF mutations. Researchers treated participants with both dabrafenib and…

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Aritifical Organs Used To Customize Chemotherapy for Colon and Appendix Tumors
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Aritifical Organs Used To Customize Chemotherapy for Colon and Appendix Tumors

In a story reported in News Medical Life Sciences, researchers attempting to treat rare diseases often find themselves with a dilemma- while there aren’t many patients to test treatments on in…

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MB-107 Granted Rare Pediatric Disease Designation for X-Linked Severe Combined Immunodeficiency
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MB-107 Granted Rare Pediatric Disease Designation for X-Linked Severe Combined Immunodeficiency

  This past week, biopharmaceutical company Mustang Bio announced that their gene therapy candidate MB-107 received Rare Pediatric Disease Designation. The gene therapy candidate is designed to treat X-linked severe…

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