Navigation Links
Eliminating rare diseases
Date:1/24/2013

al Rare Diseases Research Consortium (IRDiRC), under which these new grants have been awarded, aims to accelerate research into rare diseases. Professor Paul Lasko of McGill University in Montral, Canada, Chair-Elect of the IRDiRC Executive Committee, explained: "IRDiRC's goal is to reach 200 new rare disease therapies, and diagnoses for all rare diseases, by the year 2020. To this end, it is today launching three major projects which will combine international genetic data with clinical information and data on biomaterials to help interpret the vast amounts of data the genome yields. This will aid scientists in the search for genetic causes of diseases and help identify new ways to create targeted therapies".

Professor Lochmller said: "Already we have drugs being tested in clinical trials which can, in effect, patch up the faults in the genes for some rare diseases such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Drugs like this are at the vanguard of a new generation of therapies that change a person's genes rather than just treating their symptoms, and they have the potential to make a real difference to the quality of life of people with the condition. By sharing data and clinical expertise in this structured way across an international network, we hope to discover similar life-changing drugs for other rare diseases."

A rare disease is defined by the European Union as one that affects fewer than five people in every 10,000 of the general population. There are between 6,000 and 8,000 known rare diseases, and approximately 30 million people across Europe are affected by a rare disease.

The four IRDiRC projects being launched in Barcelona today have received nearly 40 million EUR of funding for cutting-edge research and collaboration over the next six years. Funding focuses on international collaborations:

  • Identifying the genetic and epigenetic causes of rare kidney disorders EURenOmics led by Heidelberg University Medical Centre, Germa
    '/>"/>

Contact: Karen Bidewell
press.office@ncl.ac.uk
44-019-122-27850
Newcastle University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related biology news :

1. Eliminating useless information important to learning, making new memories
2. An error-eliminating fix overcomes big problem in 3rd-gen genome sequencing
3. Immune cell death defects linked to autoimmune diseases
4. Stem cell materials could boost research into key diseases
5. The findings between DNMs and autism provides global view of mutability on human diseases
6. Transplanted genetically-modified adipose cells offer potential therapy for liver diseases
7. Removing protein garbage in nerve cells may help control 2 neurodegenerative diseases
8. Short DNA strands in the genome may be key to understanding human cognition and diseases
9. Scientists question the designation of some emerging diseases
10. Call for global monitoring of infectious diseases in dogs and cats
11. Action needed to prevent more devastating tree diseases entering the UK
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/17/2014)... social behavior by studying nonhuman mammals and primates, but ... their unusually large brains relative to their body size ... environment---not merely in a large population of cooperating creatures, ... setting of alliances and competitors. The same is true ... social carnivores, like hyenas and lions. , A new ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... women in Australia is increased by lower socioeconomic ... September) in BJOG: An International Journal of ... high standards of living; however, existing research has ... indigenous and non indigenous Australians. , This case-control ... socioeconomic position on severe maternal morbidities associated with ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... "molecular brakes" that time the generation of important cells ... cells" translate sound waves into electrical signals that are ... If the arrangement of the cells is disordered, hearing ... will be published in The Journal of Neuroscience ... Hey2 act as brakes to prevent hair cell generation ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Being social: Learning from the behavior of birds 2New study examines the impact of socioeconomic position & maternal morbidity in Australia 2New study examines the impact of socioeconomic position & maternal morbidity in Australia 3Hey1 and Hey2 ensure inner ear 'hair cells' are made at the right time, in the right place 2
... Journal of Animal Science , meat scientists report that ... at the USDA-ARS, Roman L. Hruska US Meat Animal Research ... muscle (LM) tenderness and other meat quality traits between different ... The pigs used in this study came from one ...
... Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a ... approaches and can be used to create technologies with ... lithography can be used to manufacture chips for use ... as proteins or genetic material associated with specific medical ...
... top wheat experts today reported a breakthrough in their ability ... rapidly mutating wheat pathogen called stem rust that threatens wheat ... by farmers and scientists from fields and laboratories, the creators ... 42 million hectares of wheat in 27 developing countries in ...
Cached Biology News:Chilling methods could change meat tenderness 2Researchers develop new, less expensive nanolithography technique 2Researchers launch new 'Rust-Tracker' to monitor deadly wheat fungus in 27 nations 2Researchers launch new 'Rust-Tracker' to monitor deadly wheat fungus in 27 nations 3Researchers launch new 'Rust-Tracker' to monitor deadly wheat fungus in 27 nations 4Researchers launch new 'Rust-Tracker' to monitor deadly wheat fungus in 27 nations 5Researchers launch new 'Rust-Tracker' to monitor deadly wheat fungus in 27 nations 6
(Date:9/17/2014)... Escape Alert, LLC . filed international patents for an ... their pet has escaped and enable them to track their pet’s ... body. This is the first implantable microchip with GPS. , ... many years, they are passive until read by scanners, do not ... or alert the owner that the pet has escaped. Escape ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... Wilmington, DE (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 ... profit organization committed to lowering the barriers to ... has announced the appointment of Carmen Nitsche as ... organization looks to expand its global reach. , ... she was Vice President, Corporate Development. At Accelrys, ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... Sept. 16, 2014 This report analyzes the worldwide ... Segments: Software, Hardware, and Biocontent. The report provides separate comprehensive ... Japan , Europe , ... and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided ... analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... WASHINGTON, D.C., September 16, 2014 --The emerging field ... portable to the next level, enabling the construction ... highly efficient devices, individual molecules would take on ... and transistors. , A team of researchers from ... potential candidate for use in small-scale electronics: a ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Implantable Microchip for Pets with GPS Tracking - Patent Filed by Escape Alert, LLC. 2Implantable Microchip for Pets with GPS Tracking - Patent Filed by Escape Alert, LLC. 3Pistoia Alliance Expands Business Development with Appointment of Carmen Nitsche 2Global Bioinformatics Industry 2Global Bioinformatics Industry 3Global Bioinformatics Industry 4Global Bioinformatics Industry 5Global Bioinformatics Industry 6Global Bioinformatics Industry 7Global Bioinformatics Industry 8Global Bioinformatics Industry 9Global Bioinformatics Industry 10Global Bioinformatics Industry 11Global Bioinformatics Industry 12Global Bioinformatics Industry 13Global Bioinformatics Industry 14Global Bioinformatics Industry 15Global Bioinformatics Industry 16Global Bioinformatics Industry 17Global Bioinformatics Industry 18Global Bioinformatics Industry 19Global Bioinformatics Industry 20Global Bioinformatics Industry 21Global Bioinformatics Industry 22Global Bioinformatics Industry 23The future face of molecular electronics 2
... , , ... , ... for culturing cells in a BioFlo ,110 benchtop fermentor/bioreactor system. ... and control modules to,enable growth of a wide variety of cultures, ...
... Microscale on-membrane PMF analysis can be ... function of a chemical printer (Refer to AXIMA Application 14, 17). ... chemical printer enables MS analysis with high mass accuracy ( , ... separated by 2-dimensional electrophoresis were transferred to a PVDF membrane for ...
... Achieving Ultra Fast Liquid Chromatography ... , Prominence UFLC has ... this respect, we are successful,in demonstrating high speed and separation performance,without ... with other fast,LC systems., Smaller ...
Cached Biology Technology:CHO Cell Culture Application Using a BioFlo 110 Benchtop Bioreactor 2CHO Cell Culture Application Using a BioFlo 110 Benchtop Bioreactor 3CHO Cell Culture Application Using a BioFlo 110 Benchtop Bioreactor 4Direct On-Membrane MS/MS Analysis using the Chemical Printer (CHIP-1000) and AXIMA-QIT 2Prominence UFLC 2Prominence UFLC 3Prominence UFLC 4Prominence UFLC 5Prominence UFLC 6Prominence UFLC 7Prominence UFLC 8
... Includes gene gun unit, 5 O-rings, 5 ... tool, 9 V battery The Helios gene ... rapid and direct gene transfer into a range ... adjustable low-pressure helium pulse to sweep DNA- or ...
Mouse polyclonal antibody to PRDM2 - PR domain containing 2, with ZNF domain...
Intestinal Epithelium Differentiation Environment...
... [pTyr 209/ pSer 211 ] affinity isolated ... Dulbecco's phosphate buffered saline (without Mg 2+ ... mg/ml BSA (IgG and protease free) and 0.05% ... the region of mouse Hck that contains tyrosine ...
Biology Products: