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    How Rare Disease Know-how Can Shape Big Pharma Clinical Trials

    Wednesday, March 5, 2014

    When Andy Lee joined Genzyme from Pfizer, the differences between the companies were staring him in the face. Walking the corridors around his new office, Lee passed artwork by rare disease patients. This was a different sort of drug development organization. Even the building was patient-centricL

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    Plant Chemical Could Improve Lives of Babies With Rare Muscle Disease

    Tuesday, March 4, 2014

    A chemical found in plants could help improve the lives of babies with a rare muscle disease, a study has foundScientists hope the naturally-occurring extract quercetin will pave the way for new treatments to ease the symptoms of incurable spinal muscular atrophy (SMAThe disease, commonly known a

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    Doctors Need to Check for Rare Fungal Disease, La Crosse Researchers Say

    Tuesday, March 4, 2014

    Researchers trying to pinpoint the source of a fungus that causes a rare disease remain mystified but warn Coulee Region doctors to be on the lookout for the potentially fatal illnessThe malady, blastomycosis, is rare in this area, but it occurs often in northern Wisconsin, so people traveling the

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    Improved Screening Means New Targets for Pediatric Neuroblastoma Therapies

    Monday, March 3, 2014

    SAN ANTONIO – Neuroblastoma is one of the most common and lethal types of childhood cancers. In a paper published online today in OncoTarget, a researcher at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio unveils the important role of microRNAs in regulating neuroblastoma developme

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    Tackling Tumors With Space Station Research

    Monday, March 3, 2014

    In space, things don't always behave the way we expect them to. In the case of cancer, researchers have found that this is a good thing: some tumors seem to be much less aggressive in the microgravity environment of space compared to their behavior on Earth. This observation, reported in research

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    3-D Imaging Sheds Light on Apert Syndrome Development

    Monday, March 3, 2014

    Three dimensional imaging of two different mouse models of Apert Syndrome shows that cranial deformation begins before birth and continues, worsening with time, according to a team of researchers who studied mice to better understand and treat the disorder in humansApert Syndrome is caused by muta

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    As One Food Allergy Resolves, Another May Develop

    Monday, March 3, 2014

    Some children who outgrow one type of food allergy may then develop another type of allergy, more severe and more persistent, to the same food. A new study by pediatric allergy experts suggests that health care providers and caregivers carefully monitor children with food allergies to recognize "T

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    Ancient Chinese Medicine Put Through Its Paces for Pancreatic Cancer

    Monday, March 3, 2014

    SAN ANTONIO  – The bark of the Amur cork tree (Phellodendron amurense) has traveled a centuries-long road with the healing arts. Now it is being put through its paces by science in the fight against pancreatic cancer, with the potential to make inroads against several moreUT Health Science Cent

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    Teen Helps Scientists Study Her Own Rare Disease

    Friday, February 28, 2014

    WASHINGTON — First the teenager survived a rare cancer. Then she wanted to study it, spurring a study that helped scientists find a weird gene flaw that might play a role in how the tumor strikes. Age 18 is pretty young to be listed as an author of a study in the prestigious journal Science. But

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    BUSM Study Discovers Novel Therapeutic Targets for Huntington's Disease

    Friday, February 28, 2014

    (Boston) – A study led by researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) provides novel insight into the impact that genes may have on Huntington's disease (HD). The study, published online in PLOS Genetics, identified specific small segments of RNA (called micro RNA or miRNA) encode

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