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Organs-on-Chips as Tools for Predictive Efficacy and Toxicology Assessment of Therapeutics & The NIH Genetic Testing Registry

Video Podcast (CC)Presented by: Office of Rare Diseases Research, the National Eye Institute, National Institute of Mental Health, and the NIH Office of DirectorAired date: 4/4/2013 2:00:00 PM Eastern Time
Source: Videocast Podcasts - Category: Journals (General) Authors: Tags: Health Source Type: video

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Authors: Cirak Y, Sever ON, Urun Y Abstract Benign metastasizing leiomyoma (BML) is a rare disease that mostly occurs in women of reproductive age. Patients usually have a history of uterine leiomyoma and/or myomectomy. Although lung is the most common site of metastasis, bone involvement is rarely occurred. Here the authors report two rare cases of BML with lung and bone metastasis in postmenopausal women that were successfully treated with surgery and anti-estrogen approach. PMID: 29767878 [PubMed - in process]
Source: European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology - Category: OBGYN Tags: Eur J Gynaecol Oncol Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 17 May 2018 Source:The Lancet Psychiatry Author(s): Veerle Bergink
Source: The Lancet Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Laryngeal haematoma is a rare disease, mostly caused by trauma, strangulation, general anaesthesia, coagulopathies, or anticoagulant therapy. It can result in acute respiratory distress which may be life-threatening.
Source: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Case report Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Treatment with rapamycin might be a novel therapeutical approach for patients suffering from multiple symmetric lipomatosis. PMID: 29758934 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: Clin Hemorheol Microcirc Source Type: research
Publication date: 16 May 2018 Source:Neuron, Volume 98, Issue 4 Author(s): Konrad Oexle, Juliane Winkelmann Rare variants cause Mendelian family aggregation in subsets of common diseases, and common variants may contribute to rare diseases. In this issue of Neuron, Gormley et al. (2018) report that the common variant burden in familial migraine is larger than in migraine of the general population. Teaser Rare variants cause Mendelian family aggregation in subsets of common diseases, and common variants may contribute to rare diseases. In this issue of Neuron, Gormley et al. (2018) report that the common variant ...
Source: Neuron - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Myasthenia gravis can develop after resection of thymic tumors. Post-thymectomy myasthenia gravis can be heralded by elevated preoperative anti-acetylcholine-receptor antibodies. Thymic tissue in isolated mediastinal areas can be the culprit lesion and identified by PET SCAN. Re-resection in selected patients can lead to remission of this rare disease.
Source: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: Thoracic – Editorial Commentary Source Type: research
Funding Opportunity RFA-HL-19-018 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. The purpose of the NHLBI SBIR Phase IIB Small Market Award is to provide support to Phase II SBIR or STTR awardees that are developing NHLBI mission-related products that address a rare disease or young pediatric populations. The goal of this FOA is for these products to be further validated so that development can continue with private funding after NHLBI support ends. Applicants must submit a Commercialization Plan that includes details on any independent third-party funding that has already been secured or is anticipated during the project p...
Source: NIH Funding Opportunities (Notices, PA, RFA) - Category: Research Source Type: funding
The Woodlands, Texas (May 16, 2018) — A powerful, real-world evidence study designed by McKesson Specialty Health for its biopharma partner played a key role in the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval for first-line indication for a rare disease. Recently “Merkel Cell Carcinoma Observation...
Source: McKesson News - Category: Information Technology Source Type: news
Alpha-1-antitrypsin (AAT) deficiency (AATD) of Z, Mmalton, Siiyama type is associated with liver storage of the mutant proteins and liver disease. The Z variant can be diagnosed on isoelectric focusing (IEF) w...
Source: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
Work environment has a massive impact on doctors’ empathy, focus, and overall performance. Although some factors are hard to change, such as the location of the medical practice, relationships with colleagues, the payment structure or the patient population, there are marvelous technological responses, which could ease the burden on physicians and help decrease stress. And who says that great solutions can only come from outside? Here are some tips for medical professionals, how they could improve their workspace. Workplace optimization for higher medical career satisfaction Taking care of patients is not a job, it&r...
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: From Chance to Choice Future of Medicine AI artificial intelligence digital digital health Healthcare Personalized medicine technology telemedicine wearables work environment Source Type: blogs
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