Diseases

He Got A Rare Disease Diagnosis So He Rethought The Whole System

While working to understand not only his own rare disease but also how the broader healthcare industry develops treatments for rare diseases as a whole, Onno Faber uncovered the building blocks of his new company.

Expert Group Finds Covid Response a “Massive Global Failure”

Infectious disease and public policy experts investigated the global pandemic response, cataloged its many failures and assembled recommendations for future. But sadly their words will probably fall flat.

Climate Change Has Already Aggravated 58% of Infectious Diseases

Global warming has, in certain instances, amped up some of the world’s most deadly diseases.

Recent Studies Help Explain Long Covid

In two new studies, scientists report on symptoms, frequency, and other implications of long Covid

3 Reasons to Support Rare Disease Research

Many rare diseases are deadly and devastating in a way that inspires urgency and a willingness to try experimental interventions, yet treatments are only available for fewer than 5% of them.

Treating Rare Diseases at Birth and Before: Dr. Phil Reilly

In his latest book, clinical geneticist and biotech entrepreneur Dr. Phil Reilly chronicles centuries of medical progress that have contributed to recent breakthroughs in rare disease medicines, diagnostics, and clinical care. He says we're just...

Covid Changed the Game in Disease Detection

From wearables to wastewater, the Covid pandemic has spurred important innovations in how we detect infectious disease. The benefits will likely be felt for years.

‘An Infection Anywhere Is Potentially an Infection Everywhere’: Preparing for the Next Pandemic

Experts are already distilling lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic to inform our response to future outbreaks.

Why Thursday Is Rare Disease Day

With the exception of primetime medical dramas, you don’t hear much about rare diseases. But just because they’re “rare” — in the U.S., that’s a guideline used for diseases affecting fewer than 200,000 Americans —...

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