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  • 2017 Alzheimer Award Goes to Shi-Jiang Li for Developing CARE Index
    This post was originally published on this site Prof. Shi-Jiang Li, PhD, is the recipient of the 2017 Alzheimer Award granted every year by the associate editors of the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease (JAD). Li was singled out for his and his team’s outstanding work published in the journal about a new index called the […]
  • Ocrevus and Me, Part 2: Infusion Time and Side Effects
    This post was originally published on this site Editor’s note: This column is second in a series. Read the first part here. Just you wait! How many times have we heard those words or said them to someone else? I find that now it’s my turn to wait. What I’m waiting for is six months […]
  • Phaware Podcast: Vic Tapson, MD, Part 2
    This post was originally published on this site This podcast series, created and produced by phaware, is being offered as a regular guest feature on Pulmonary Hypertension News to bring the voices and life experiences of PH patients, family members, caregivers, healthcare specialists, and others to our readers. You may listen to the podcast directly, or read it […]
  • Sarcoidosis Patients Incur High Medical Costs for Commercial Insurance Payers, Study Says
    This post was originally published on this site A study assessing the healthcare resources and cost of sarcoidosis care to commercial insurance payers in the U.S. found that patients selected from a privately-insured administrative claims database had higher total healthcare costs and more lost work days on average in one year compared to control subjects […]
  • Cure SMA Launches National Newborn Screening Campaign
    This post was originally published on this site The national nonprofit spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) support and advocacy organization Cure SMA has launched a grassroots campaign to have required newborn-screening for SMA in every state. The campaign was announced at the 2017 Annual SMA Conference held June 29-July 2 in Orlando, Florida. It was attended […]
  • Cure SMA Launches National Newborn Screening Campaign
    This post was originally published on this site The national nonprofit spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) support and advocacy organization Cure SMA has launched a grassroots campaign to have required newborn-screening for SMA in every state. The campaign was announced at the 2017 Annual SMA Conference held June 29-July 2 in Orlando, Florida. It was attended […]
  • Innovate Seeks Orphan Drug Status for Pediatric Ulcerative Colitis Therapy Candidate INN-108
    This post was originally published on this site Innovate Biopharmaceuticals recently submitted an application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeking orphan drug designation for its potential pediatric ulcerative colitis therapy, INN-108. The FDA issues orphan drug designation to promising treatments for rare diseases affecting fewer than 200,000 people per year in the U.S. […]
  • Northwestern Researchers Find Immune Cells Link to Fibrosis, Reversing Previous Theories
    This post was originally published on this site Certain immune cells contribute to the development of fibrosis, researchers at Chicago’s Northwestern Medicine discovered in a study that might overturn the view of lung fibrosis as a disease unaffected by immune processes. The report titled, “Monocyte-derived alveolar macrophages drive lung fibrosis and persist in the lung over the […]
  • People with Chorea Can Switch from Xenazine To Austedo Safely, Phase 3 Clinical Trial Shows
    This post was originally published on this site Huntington’s patients who are taking Xenazine for the twitching condition known as chorea can switch without concern to the newly approved Austedo, according to Austedo’s maker, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries. A Phase 3 clinical trial showed that the switch was safe and that Austedo (deutetrabenazine) did a better job of controlling […]
  • Imaging Techniques Combo Helps Better Evaluate Bone Disease Risk in Gaucher Patients, Study Finds
    This post was originally published on this site Researchers found that combining a new, noninvasive technique called trabecular bone score (TBS) with bone mineral density techniques helps to better identify Gaucher disease patients at increased risk for bone fractures. The study, “Skeletal involvement in type 1 Gaucher disease: Not just bone mineral density,” was published in […]