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Sickle Cell Anemia: Three ways to help end it

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Sickle Cell Anemia is the most common genetic disease in the United States. It affects more than 80,000 people in America and the trait for the disease is known to be carried by one in 12 African Americans. For those living with the disease, suffering from a sickle cell crisis can be debilitating, reducing a person into a state of intense pain, which often means trips to the hospital that typically last six days. There Read More >

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Podcast: Dr. Hervé Tettelin on vaccine development

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Dr. Tettelin, with the University of Maryland School of Medicine in the Institute for Genome Sciences, discusses his research in reverse vaccinology and as a pioneer of the pan-genome concept. He also discusses how DNA sequencing is evolving and how that impacts vaccine development. Download the podcast

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Casting Call for “Rare Disease Chasers” – A New Reality TV Series

Are you a medical expert who works on finding, diagnosing and treating people with rare diseases? Are you interested in starring on a reality TV series? The executive management of the Global Healthy Living Foundation launched a nation-wide search for physicians, researchers and other medical experts who may be interested in starring in a show called “Rare Disease Chasers” on The Learning Channel (TLC) network. The series will follow a team of medical experts each Read More >

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‘Gene Patents’ Stifle Research?

'Gene Patents' Stifle Research?

The Federal Trade Commission has noted that “concern previously centered on the belief that biotechnology patent protection was too strong” and “would actually obstruct commercialization on new products, thereby hindering follow-on innovation.  This problem has yet to materialize.  The reasons for this are numerous and are often straightforward matters of basic economics. In addition to licensing being widely available, researchers make use of a variety [of] strategies to develop working solutions to the problem of Read More >

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Podcast: Melinda Moree, CEO of BIO Ventures for Global Health

BIO Ventures for Global Health, together with BIO, is co-host of the upcoming Partnering for Global Health Forum at the BIO International Convention. Moree discusses the Forum and the importance of partnering to improving the health of people in developing countries. Download the podcast

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