Rare diseases Foundation

Rare diseases Foundation

Lori Eisenhaur I am a Mom to a beautiful 3 year old little girl that lives with Idic15. Prior to my daughter coming into my life, I worked as a Respiratory Therapist; working both in clinical care and various medical businesses. I have spent a lot of…

Rare autoimmune diseases of the liver

Rare autoimmune diseases of the liver

The reason for my renewed interest is that we brought four more ELISA tests for liver diagnostics to the market two weeks ago. They are the Anti-LKM-1, Anti-SLA, Anti-gp210, and Anti-Sp100 tests, all designed for fully automated autoimmune diagnosis with…

Rare disease Registry essay

Rare disease Registry essay

How essential are patient registries for rare diseases? Eileen O’Brien discusses, in the third article out of a five-part series from Siren Interactive. At a very basic level a registry is a systematic collection of standardized data on a group of patients…

Rare infectious disease

Rare infectious disease

Electron micrographs of hepatitis C virus purified from cell culture. Scale bar is 50 nanometers. Credit: Center for the Study of Hepatitis C, The Rockefeller University. Hepatitis C, a major infectious disease in the United States with 180 million cases…

Rare Genetic Disorders in Children

Rare Genetic Disorders in Children

New software allows a computer to scour family snaps for facial features characteristic of conditions such as Down’s syndrome Doctors can now diagnose rare genetic disorders in children using family photographs. Newly developed facial-recognition software…

Most rare autoimmune disease

Most rare autoimmune disease

Don’t even bother trying to pronounce what I have, because I can barely get it right and I’ve had it for 11 years. It’s called Wegener’s Granulomatosis, a rare autoimmune vascular disease that primarily eats up your sinuses, lungs and kidneys. It can…

Rare diseases Advisory Group

Rare diseases Advisory Group

Wendy White has been recognized as one of the 100 most inspiring people in pharma for her work with rare diseases. Her company, Siren Interactive promotes the connection between research and patients. Today she tells us, why rare diseases should matter…

Rare autoimmune inflammatory diseases

Rare autoimmune inflammatory diseases

Famed director, writer and actor Harold Ramis died early Monday morning of complications stemming from autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis at age 69. Just what is the autoimmune disease that contributed to the “Ghostbusters” writer’s death? Vasculitis…

Rare autoimmune diseases in dogs

Rare autoimmune diseases in dogs

What is an autoimmune disease? The term autoimmune is a confusing one. immune system attacks itself by mistake Our bodies have an immune system that protects us from foreign invaders that can cause disease and infection; however, if you have an autoimmune…

Rare disease UK Twitter

Rare disease UK Twitter

In this guest post for Rare Disease Day, Alastair Kent OBE, Director of Genetic Alliance UK and Chair of Rare Disease UK, looks at what’s been achieved for patients with rare diseases and how open access journals are playing their part. For many years…

Rare autoimmune disease similar to lupus

Rare autoimmune disease similar to lupus

Systemic lupus erythematosus is a chronic inflammatory connective tissue disorder that can involve joints, kidneys, skin, mucous membranes, and blood vessel walls. About 70 to 90% of people who have lupus are women of child-bearing age, but children (mostly…