Tag Archives: disease

Accelerating Medicines Partnership launches data knowledge portal for Parkinson’s disease

Shared platform to catalyze research collaboration toward biomarker discovery to advance the development disease therapies The Accelerating Medicines Partnership (AMP) program for Parkinson’s disease (PD) has launched a data portal to provide de-identified information collected from 4,298 PD patients and healthy controls to researchers working to develop effective therapies for the disease. The portal enables… Read More »

Drug reverses signs of liver disease in people living with HIV

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health and their colleagues at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston report that the injectable hormone tesamorelin reduces liver fat and prevents liver fibrosis (scarring) in people living with HIV. The study was conducted by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the National Cancer Institute,… Read More »

Race against time for family of toddler with ultra-rare disease, whose only chance at life costs $3 million

When Michael Pirovolakis was born eight days before Christmas in 2017, his green eyes glowed bright like two snow globes. He had 10 fingers, 10 toes and a full head of hair matted to his head. Michael was a cooing, crying, healthy baby boy. “What else could we ask for,” said his father, Terry. Terry,… Read More »

John Elway reveals he suffers from debilitating ‘Viking disease’

‘I couldn’t pick up a football’: NFL legend John Elway reveals he suffers from debilitating ‘Viking disease’ that bends and contorts his fingers John Elway was diagnosed with Dupuytren’s contracture, a hand deformity that causes tissue to knot under the skin of the palm, in 2004 Both of Elway’s ring fingers were bent in towards… Read More »