People with rare dementia may employ intact brain areas for help with language
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  April 18, 2018  
  Rare Diseases  
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 People with rare dementia may employ intact brain areas for help with languagePeople with rare dementia may employ intact brain areas for help with language
 
People with a rare dementia that initially attacks the language center of the brain recruit other areas of the brain to decipher sentences, according to new research led by a University of Arizona cognitive scientist.
 
   Clinical study to find improved treatment for visceral leishmaniasis starts in eastern AfricaClinical study to find improved treatment for visceral leishmaniasis starts in eastern Africa
 
A new study to find a safer, efficacious and more patient-friendly treatment and improved diagnostic tools for people living with visceral leishmaniasis has begun in eastern Africa, within the new Afri-KA-DIA Consortium with funding from The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership.
 
   OCA treatment stabilizes or reverses fibrosis/cirrhosis in patients with primary biliary cholangitisOCA treatment stabilizes or reverses fibrosis/cirrhosis in patients with primary biliary cholangitis
 
The first results from the POISE biopsy sub-study have today confirmed that long-term treatment with obeticholic acid leads to the reversal or stabilization of fibrosis/cirrhosis in patients with primary biliary cholangitis who have had an incomplete response to ursodeoxycholic acid.
 
 The brain fights neurodegenerative diseases by shifting resources
 
The brain fights neurodegenerative diseases by shifting resourcesThe brain continues to put up a fight even as neurodegenerative diseases like dementia damage certain areas and functions. In fact, recent findings in a Baycrest-University of Arizona study suggest that one method the brain uses to counter these diseases is the reassigning of tasks to different regions.
 
 
 Screening strategies could reduce multiple myeloma prevalence, mortality
 
Screening strategies could reduce multiple myeloma prevalence, mortalityMultiple myeloma is a rare incurable disease that is diagnosed in more than 30,000 people each year in the United States.
 
 
 Scientists develop new drug for treating skin lesions in rare intractable disease
 
Scientists develop new drug for treating skin lesions in rare intractable diseaseScientists at Osaka University developed a new drug treating skin lesions in tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), a rare intractable disease, a world first.
 
 
 Scotland study aims to offer precise diagnoses for people with rare genetic diseases
 
Scotland study aims to offer precise diagnoses for people with rare genetic diseasesPeople in Scotland with rare genetic diseases are set to benefit from a DNA study that seeks to improve their diagnoses and treatments.
 
 
 New model predicts impact of rare genetic variants on IQ
 
New model predicts impact of rare genetic variants on IQResearchers have developed a new model that can predict the effect of rare genetic variants on a person’s IQ.
 
 
 Alex’s experiences of living with rare genetic disease
 
Alex’s experiences of living with rare genetic diseaseIn this video, meet participant Alexander Masterson and his mum, Kirsty, who speak about what getting a diagnosis from the 100,000 Genomes Project means to them.