Lysosomal acid lipase deficiency is so rare that most doctors have never heard of it, let alone treated a patient with the disease, says Henry Lin, MD, MBA.
NORD and other rare disease organizations around the world will celebrate Rare Disease Day on February 28, 2022, with most events being held virtually.
Eliminating geographic and ethnic bias in clinical trials for rare diseases is the goal of Jeeva Informatics, says founder and CEO Harsha K. Rajasimha, PhD.
Researchers are investigating gene therapy for use in the treatment of lysosomal acid lipase deficiency (LAL-D).
When it comes to rare disorders, Israel—a New Jersey-sized nation of 9.3 million that’s made headlines this year for its highly successful coronavirus vaccination campaign—is clearly an emerging powerhouse.
Lysosomal acid lipase deficiency (LAL-D) affects fewer than 1 in 50,000 people. But when it comes to rare diseases, Michigan schoolteacher Rebecca Trendy seems to have hit the jackpot. All 4 of her sons have LAL-D — an inherited liver disease that renders the body unable to digest fats. “It’s been quite the medical journey…
Under COVID-19’s lingering shadow, the National Organization of Rare Disorders (NORD) has presented its 2021 Rare Impact Awards to 24 pharmaceutical firms, researchers, politicians, and nonprofit groups for their efforts over the past year on behalf of patients with such illnesses.
As the super-contagious Delta variant of COVID-19 sweeps across the globe, driving up infection rates as well as deaths, top US health officials are urging everyone 12 and older—including the country’s 30 million or so rare disease patients—to get vaccinated quickly.