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CHENGDU, China — Kicking off the New Year with remarkable achievements, Chengdu-based WestGene made a significant impact at the 3rd mRNA-Based Therapeutics Summit in Berlin, Germany. Renowned for her pivotal role in mRNA research, Dr. Xiangrong Song, co-founder and CEO of WestGene, presented the latest advances in the company’s oncology...
Rare diseases can’t wait. Rather than sit on the sidelines, many patients are taking the initiative to do what they can to accelerate the diagnostic process, improve understanding of their disease and spark research into potential therapies. The 2023 NEXT Report from nonprofit advocacy group, Global Genes, shares stories of...
WHITBY — It’s been only a year since Katie Sutherland lay in a hospital bed clinging to life, but the Whitby teen is getting ready to compete in an international sports competition. Katie, 16, underwent a double lung transplant last year and since then has been building her strength back...
Josh Bigham was saved, not by fire and brimstone, but by flamebroiled cheeseburgers and Coldstone Creamery. He’s found heaven in the sugary goodness of rocky road ice cream, the hickory-smoked flavor of a perfectly grilled steak and the well-balanced blend of a sweet and spicy barbecue sauce. For 15 years,...
LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) –  on May 31 people strapped on their skates to raise money for a good cause. Chelsea Paradise was diagnosed with Huntington’s Disease 2 years ago. It’s a rare disease that destroys nerve cells in the brain, which can slow down someone’s thinking skills, and make it...
Jessica Kath has no pulse. But the 21-year old is full of heart, as her doctors have witnessed. “It’s been incredible watching her be a survivor,” says UT Southwestern cardiologist Mark Drazner. “Her story is amazing.” At birth, Jessica was diagnosed with a rare disease called Diamond-Blackfan Anemia. She doesn’t...
After Kara Miller woke up with blurry vision she couldn’t blink away, her primary care doctor spotted something that would change her life. Kara, then 17, had a lesion on one of her optic nerves. Not only did the damaged nerve explain why she was seeing double, it was telltale...