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Caught on Camera

By The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2018

Selected rare-disease Images of the Day from the-scientist.com

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Researchers stumbled across the connection while searching for ways to reduce vision problems in people with achromatopsia.

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Copper Connections

By Jim Daley | May 1, 2018

Researchers initially set out to investigate the relationship between copper homeostasis and the rare Menkes disease, but they also found links to Parkinson’s.

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Eliza’s Story

By The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2018

Watch the viral video that helped the family of a child with Sanfilippo syndrome raise more than $2 million.

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Fighting Canavan Disease

By The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2018

Meet the family seeking to fund research into a rare disease that afflicts their two boys.

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The devices, which could one day treat children with esophageal atresia and short bowel, were recently tested in pigs.

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Ten-Minute Sabbatical

By The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2018

Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.

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When the O’Neills learned that their daughter had Sanfilippo syndrome, a devastating rare disease, they created a GoFundMe campaign that raised $2 million in less than a year.

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Crowdfunding can power investigations into diseases that would otherwise receive little attention.

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Government incentives, advances in technology, and an army of patient advocates have spun a successful market—but abuses of the system and exorbitant prices could cause a backlash.

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