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Improving treatment for systemic amyloidosis

A potential new approach to treat systemic amyloidosis, invented at UCL and being developed by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), marks the start of a ...

Rare Disorder Found to Have a Common Form

The findings could help diagnose and treat a number of autoimmune syndromes ... Full story

Panel urges innovative biomedical research to improve diagnosis and treatment of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)

An independent panel convened by the National Institutes of Health concluded that ME/CFS is a complex, multifaceted disorder characterized by extreme fatigue and many other symptoms (including impairment of memory or concentration, post-exertional malaise, and pain) which can result in disability and the loss of employment and family support. ... Full story

Detecting the onset of leprosy before nerve damage occurs

New research could help improve the lives of thousands of leprosy sufferers worldwide by detecting the disease long before it manifests as skin lesions. Peripheral nerve damage is the hallmark of leprosy pathology, but its origins had remained unclear until now. ... Full story

Targeted Drug Can ‘Diminish the Suffering’ of Myelofibrosis

CHICAGO — Use of the targeted agent pacritinib significantly reduced the symptoms and burden of advanced myelofibrosis in patients, says a Mayo Clinic researcher who co-led PERSIST-1, the worldwide phase 3 clinical trial that tested the therapy. ... Full story

Aspirin to improve leg ulcers

Researchers are looking at whether aspirin can improve the healing rates of leg ulcers in older adults. ... Full story

CF Awareness Month: improving patients’ lives, one step at a time

By Melissa Di Costanzo - Madison Phipps has been dancing since she was four-years-old for up to 18 hours a week. Jazz, tap, hip hop, ballet, contemporary – you name it, and this second-going-on-third-year Western University student has probably tried it. ... Full story

Pioneering project will help patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) will benefit from a major multi-million euro European research project aimed at developing better diagnostic tests and treatments. ... Full story

Plant Toxin Causes Biliary Atresia in Animal Model, According to Penn Study

Rare disease of developing liver most common reason for liver transplant in children ... Full story

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