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Rare Diseases

Created:   8/13/2013
Contains:  15 items
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Defeating a Rare Disorder: After two of their children died from a mysterious illness, Laurian and John Scott pushed to find the gene that caused it—and brought new hope to dozens...

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The Joy in Sorrow: There is a certain comfort in finally receiving a diagnosis.

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A Pipeline for Hope: Cracking the genetic code of childhood epilepsy.

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Child's Play: A six-year-old with hereditary spastic paraplegia keeps moving forward.

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Agony and Arachnoiditis: Named after its inflammation of the brain's “spider” membrane, arachnoiditis is a rare, extremely painful condition that requires individualized treatment.

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Life Is Happening Now: I'm not waiting for a cure for Charcot-Marie Tooth to do the things I love.

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Once Bitten: How West Nile virus invades the brain—and what you can do to protect yourself.

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Reflections on Mother's Day: When I was born with spina bifida, my mother resisted “common sense” and kept me out of an institution.

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Going the Distance: Winning gold medals with tuberous sclerosis complex, Special Olympics athletes Ryan Groves and Steven Striegel show us the true meaning of strength.

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Speak Up

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Benefit of the Doubt: The gift that has helped me thrive with Prader-Willi syndrome.

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Resources for Newborn Screening

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The Test of a Lifetime: Screening for rare disorders can save lives.

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Neurology News: Niemann-Pick Disease Awareness Month

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Too Rare for Research? People with rare diseases often experience significant delays in diagnosis and access to few, if any, treatment options.

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