LCFAOD Features

Two-Day Virtual Conference Will Explore Fatty Acid Oxidation Disorders

The world’s signature academic event for scientists who study fatty acid oxidation disorders (FAODs) is scheduled to take place virtually October 27-28, 2021. The two-day annual conference is hosted by INFORM, the International Network for Fatty Acid Oxidation Research and Management.  In previous years, 100 to 200 people have attended the meeting, said Jerry Vockley, MD, PhD,…

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Israel Emerges as Global Powerhouse in Rare Disease Research

TEL AVIV, Israel — On the 6th floor of Schneider Children’s Hospital in the Tel Aviv suburb of Petah Tikva, 30 children with Alagille syndrome and 2 with lysosomal acid lipase deficiency (LAL-D) receive specialized treatment from a trio of pediatric hepatologists. Across town, at Sheba Medical Center’s Edmond and Lily Safra Children’s Hospital, pediatric…

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Improving the Lives of Patients With LCFAOD

NOVATO, California — Not long ago, most people with long-chain fatty acid oxidation disorder (LCFAOD) had few options for treatment other than snacking on low-fat, high-carbohydrate nutrients every 2 to 6 hours to prevent liver damage. But that has changed in the last 12 months. Triheptanoin (Dojolvi®) on June 30, 2020, became the first and…

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NORD Recognizes Progress in Fight Against Rare Disease With 2021 Rare Impact Awards

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. The virtual ceremony was hosted by John Whyte, MD, MPH, chief medical officer at WebMD, with commentary…

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FDA, CDC Urge COVID-19 Vaccines for Rare Disease Patients on NORD Webinar

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. Some 185 million people have been infected, and nearly 4…

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