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In Letter to Congress, NORD Urges Action on Healthcare Reform

... Congress today by the National Organization for rare Disorders (NORD): July 31, 2009 ... who are affected by one of the nearly 7,000 rare disorders, we urge you to pass comprehensive ... and an unacceptable option for people with rare diseases and their families, as well as the ...

Dignitaries Come Together to Honor Participants in the Team Sarcoma Initiative

... DC, to honor people dealing with sarcoma, a rare and dangerous cancer. The reception was a part ... DC, to honor people dealing with sarcoma, a rare and dangerous cancer. The reception was a part ... and challenges of life while dealing with the rare disease. Mexican Ambassador Arturo Sarukhan ...

Therapy should extend beyond childhood

... the necessity of newborn screening for rare metabolic diseases and neonatal therapy. The ... One of 100,000 newborns suffers from the rare metabolic disorder glutaric aciduria type I. ... the diagnosis and therapy of children with this rare metabolic disease were compiled by an ...

Questcor and Child Neurology Foundation Announce Creation of Infantile Spasms Awareness Week

... to the launch of IS Awareness Week. So often, rare diseases such as infantile spasms are overlooked. ... epilepsy, and opsoclonus myoclonus syndrome, a rare autoimmune-related childhood neurological ... are administered by the National Organization for rare Disorders (NORD) and have now provided co-pay ...

Gene Mutation Could Be Key to Rare Blood Vessel Disease

... The finding might lead to new therapies for this rare disease, researchers say. There are about 300 ... Conway said. "There is, however, a more rare 'atypical' form of HUS that is not induced by the ... important addition to the understanding of this rare condition. "This paper is a major advance," ...

The Max Cure Foundation Announces Its First Charity Benefit: The 'Roar for a Cure' Carnival to Be Held on Saturday, August 22, 2009

... Harbor, N.Y., as she and her family battle her rare form of liver cancer. "On behalf of my son ... The Max Cure Fund. Diagnosed with an extremely rare form of B-cell Lymphoma two years ago, Max ... Stewart, from Sag Harbor, learned that she has a rare and potentially lethal form of liver cancer ...

Ovarian Cancer Breakthrough Heralds New Era of Treatment

... that could lead to successful treatment of the rare granulosa cell tumors. The culprit is a single ... is present in every granulosa cell tumor, a rare and often untreatable form of ovarian cancer that ... disappear." Researchers plan to study other rare tumor types using a similar method. More ...

BioMarin Receives 2009 Corporate Award for the Development of Kuvan

... National Organization for rare Disorders (NORD) Recognizes BioMarin's Efforts to ... Award from the National Organization for rare Disorders (NORD), an organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with rare diseases. The award was presented on May 14 at ...

Cimzia(R) (certolizumab pegol) Now Available for Self-Administration in Adult Patients With Moderate to Severe Crohn's Disease

... including CIMZIA, has been associated with rare cases of new onset or exacerbation of clinical ... radiographic evidence of demyelinating disease. rare cases of neurological disorders, including ... of CIMZIA in patients with these disorders. rare reports of pancytopenia, including aplastic ...

NORD Sponsors Rare Disease Summit

... has created a climate of opportunity for the rare disease community, a senior Food and Drug ... hosted by the National Organization for rare Disorders (NORD). The blockbuster model is ... consider new options, including more products for rare diseases. Former National Human Genome ...

UCB's CIMZIA(R) (certolizumab pegol) Approved by the U.S. FDA for Adult Patients Suffering From Moderate to Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis

... including CIMZIA, has been associated with rare cases of new onset or exacerbation of clinical ... radiographic evidence of demyelinating disease. rare cases of neurological disorders, including ... CIMZIA in patients with these disorders. rare reports of pancytopenia, including aplastic ...

NORD to Honor Rare Disease Pioneers

... -- The National Organization for rare Disorders (NORD) will honor a senior U.S. ... pioneering companies developing treatments for rare diseases at the 2009 NORD Gala at the National ... achievements to improve the lives of people with rare diseases. NORD represents the nearly 30 million ...

Quest Diagnostics Discovers New Genetic Mutations Affecting Cystic Fibrosis Screening

... same mutations from each parent) for novel and rare mutations, some of which are currently found in ... Quest Diagnostics database in order to identify rare genetic variants that are potential sources of ... test, which enables physicians to identify rare mutations that cause CF by sequencing the ...

Osteoporosis Drugs Might Not Raise Cancer Risk

... cancer although, he pointed out, the cancer is a rare one, and even this large a study might not have ... increase in risk, a doubling of a very, very rare cancer is still a rare event," Solomon stated. "Fractures are ...

IROs Help Determine Medical Necessity of Growth Hormone Therapy

... The FDA has approved HGH for children to treat rare genetic conditions, such as Prader-Willi Syndrome ... a pediatric endocrinologist. Although it has some rare side effects, treatment with synthetic ... FDA approves HGH in adults only for relatively rare diseases--adult growth hormone deficiency and the ...

Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals and Danisco BioActives Announce Partnership Agreement to Develop Drug Candidate for Prevention of Necrotizing Enterocolitis

... commercialization of medicines for patients with rare diseases. Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is ... 1989, the company's products have been focused on rare diseases, kidney disease, and cancer. With more than 6,000 identified rare diseases that affect approximately 25 million ...

Why Blood and Bone Marrow Donors Are So Important: 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' Profiles Blood Drive Honoree Lizzie Bell

... Bell, a 14-year old Tucson girl diagnosed with a rare blood disorder who recently visited New York to ... Blood Center. PreciseMatch(R) helps to locate rare blood matches for frequently transfused patients. ... Bell, who like Katie was diagnosed with the rare blood disorder Diamond Blackfan Anemia (DBA). ...

Patient Advocacy Teams Help Turn World Rare Disease Day 2009 Into A Global Success

... Team Up To Support The Project--The Children's rare Disease Network™ ... teamed up on February 28, 2009, for World rare Disease Day to call attention to the serious ... issues facing millions of American suffering from rare Diseases. More than 500 individuals, ...

Frost & Sullivan Lauds OVATION Pharmaceuticals for Its Business Model and Ability to Sustain Growth

... on developing treatments for the often overlooked rare and orphan disease market, avoiding many of the ... required for specialized therapies for rare diseases." Fueled by the desire to provide ... associated with Huntington's disease (HD), a rare neurodegenerative disease affecting fewer than ...

Misplaced metamorphosis

... the formation of bone not only in FOP, a rare disease in which patients' muscle cells literally ... components interact pathologically, as in the rare disease FOP, devastating results occur. We want ... has important implications for understanding the rare genetic disorder fibrodysplasia ossificans ...

CheckOrphan Launches iWish to Commemorate Rare Disease Day

... - which should convey creative solutions for a rare disease or for the community in general. ... flagship features - iWish - in conjunction with rare Disease Day, February 28, which is an international effort to raise awareness for rare diseases and the needs of people affected by ....

BioMarin Supports Observance of Rare Disease Day February 28

... led by the National Organization for rare Disorders (NORD) to support the observance of rare Disease Day on February 28. A variety of patient ... about the public health issues associated with rare diseases, which affect nearly 30 million ...

IDM Pharma Joins NORD to Raise Awareness of Rare Diseases

... that it is joining the National Organization for rare Disorders (NORD) and more than 100 patient ... and companies developing treatments for rare diseases to observe Rare Disease Day on February ... IDM Pharma. "Through our participation in rare Disease Day, we hope to bring increased attention ...

Shire Celebrates World Rare Disease Day on February 28

... HGT business unit joins the global rare disease community to raise awareness for ... join together with the National Organization of rare Diseases (NORD) to celebrate World rare Disease Day on February 28, 2009. The purpose of ...

Moet & Chandon Releases Grand Vintage 1929 Magnum Commemorating First-Ever Academy Awards(R) To Benefit Motion Picture & Television Fund

... rare Bottle Autographed by Steven Spielberg, Hugh ... and Oscars(R) ceremony by auctioning off this rare bottle with the proceeds to benefit the Motion ... Cumenal has graciously released an extremely rare Grand Vintage Magnum from 1929, the year of the ...

Albany High School Students Unite To Raise Awareness and Funds For World Rare Disease Day 2009

... Campaign Part of International Effort to Combat rare Diseases That Collectively Effect 1 in 10 ... change to help support the first annual World rare Disease Day, an international event being held ... in the United States, suffer from what is termed rare Disease with about 75 percent of cases afflicting ...

Millions Around World to Observe Rare Disease Day

... to the public health issues associated with rare diseases, which affect nearly 30 million ... others around the world. "People with rare diseases remain a medically underserved ... president of the National Organization for rare Disorders (NORD), which is ...

DOR BioPharma Announces Potential $30 Million North American Partnership Agreement with Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals for orBec(R) in the Treatment of Graft-versus-Host Disease

... commercialization of medicines for patients with rare diseases. Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is ... 1989, the company's products have been focused on rare diseases, kidney disease, and cancer. With more than 6,000 identified rare diseases that affect approximately 25 million ...

National Organization for Rare Disorders To Partner With Discovery Health and 'MYSTERY DIAGNOSIS' for Rare Disease Day 2009

... and MYSTERY DIAGNOSIS Program Partner for First rare Disease Day in U.S. on February 28, 2009 - ... 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Organization for rare Disorders (NORD) announced that Discovery Health ... , will serve as media and program partners for rare Disease Day on February 28, 2009. This year ...

DuchenneConnect Celebrates One Year Anniversary

... National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of rare Diseases: Collaboration, Education and Test ... on the medical community, and more specifically rare diseases: "DuchenneConnect is leading the way by ... a model resource and registry emulated by other rare disease communities." Duchenne, the most ...

CSL Behring Receives FDA Approval of RiaSTAP(TM), First and Only Approved Treatment of Acute Bleeding Episodes in Patients with Congenital Fibrinogen Deficiency

... to addressing the unmet needs of patients with rare and serious bleeding disorders," said Robert ... indicate normal blood clotting ability, though in rare instances a person can have a normal quantity of ... and Thrombosis Center. "Now patients with this rare bleeding disorder have access to an effective, ...

Donate Blood - A Simple and Precious Lifegiving Gift

... People with rare Anemias, Blood Cancers Need You NEW ... Anemia Awareness Month. Aplastic anemia is a rare and serious condition where bone marrow does not ... Patients with blood cancers and rare anemias are dependent upon transfusions of ...

First study to examine rare injuries and conditions of US high school athletes

... 2007, according to the first study to examine rare injuries and conditions of U.S. high school athletes. rare injuries include eye injuries, dental injuries, ... Football was associated with the highest rate of rare injuries, accounting for 21 injuries per 100,000 ...

Life-Saving Airman, Leukemia Patient Meet for First Time

... patient whose life he saved by donating his rare blood type. Kunsan Air ... Blackney, 8th Medical Group. "She had a rare blood type among the Korean population that was ... have had the opportunity to do. "It's rare for civilians to come on base," she said. ...

MEDVERSATION(TM) Website Launched by Centocor to Facilitate Physician-Patient Dialogue About Drug Benefits and Risks

... in patients on REMICADE or other TNF blockers are rare but occur more often than expected for people in ... Crohn's disease with REMICADE have developed a rare type of lymphoma that often results in death. ... skin rash and/or joint pain. There have been rare cases of serious liver injury in people ...

LegalView Informs Chantix Patients of Risk of Seizures Leading to Traffic Accidents

... also recently re-launched two of its very rare disease information portals including that of NSF and mesothelioma. NSF is an extremely rare condition that has no cause or cure; however, the ... other hand, is unfortunately becoming less of a rare condition and more frequent a diagnosis among ...

New Compassionate Allowances for Social Security Disability Represent 'Outstanding Achievement,' NORD Says

... of the National Organization for rare Disorders (NORD), today called the Social ... that will greatly benefit people with certain rare diseases. The initiative announced today will ... disability for applicants with any of 25 rare diseases and 25 cancers whose medical conditions ...

New candidate genes for schizophrenia identified

... they looked at a number of large but rare deletions and duplications in the genome of the ... study, the researchers showed that three of these rare CNVs interrupted genes associated with brain ... Changes in these three genes are rare but seem to dramatically increase the risk of ...

Vasculitis Foundation Integrates Education, Outreach and Technology in First-Ever Webinar on Potentially Life-Threatening Disease

... living with and/or affected by this family of rare life-threatening diseases. "Extending the use ... "It's very difficult for patients with rare diseases like vasculitis to find physicians who ... About Vasculitis: Vasculitis is a family of rare life threatening diseases. Lack of appropriate ...

Coastal Center for Obesity Offers Hispanics Weight Loss Surgery with a Warranty

... for cash paying patients in the case of a rare complication, and the Hispanic community is ... for cash paying patients in the case of a rare complication. This unique program, BLIS ( ... patients from the financial consequences of the rare but known medical complications that are ...
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