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Rare diseases

Working with orphan diseases has opened my eyes to the plight of patients—and made the desire to reach doctors that much stronger.

Just a few short years ago, I had never even heard of an orphan disease. An orphan disease by definition is a disease that affects a small group of individuals. As a result, symptoms tend to be confused with those of more common conditions, and even upon diagnosis, treatment options can be less readily available. That leaves the patient population as “health orphans.”

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1 in 10 Americans has a rare disease

February 28th is World Rare Disease Day. Read about 2 technologies that can bring forth future therapeutic breakthroughs.

Ever hear of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease? How about Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome? Both are rare diseases, each affecting fewer than 200,000 people in the US population.

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Dudnyk's Aton & Desjardins give their predictions

Heather Aton, Chief Innovation Officer at Dudnyk and Drew Desjardins, the company’s Chief Strategy Officer are a formidable team as they work together to shape a better future for the agency, its clients, specialty physicians, and their patients. Here are the trends these Dudnyk thought leaders believe will have the greatest impact on the future of healthcare.

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Changing the face of medicine

From youth serum to a cure for diabetes…2014’s top scientific breakthroughs may have significant impact on the life sciences

One of the top scientific journals in the world announced that landing on comet 67P is its breakthrough of the year. The other breakthroughs hail from diverse areas of life sciences, with significant discoveries coming from research in bacteria, mice, and humans.

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