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Rare Barometer Voices Survey

Rare disease patients, family members and patient representatives across Europe can now register for Rare Barometer Voices, a new interactive survey panel available in 23 languages, which collects the experiences of people that are living with or affected by a…

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BioMarin – CLN2 Enzyme Replacement Trial

At the Annual World Symposium the worldwide Batten community received some positive news from the US company BioMarin about their data from the CLN2 (Late Infantile Batten disease) enzyme replacement trial. The trial has been ongoing in sites in London,…

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Andrea Is Attending WORLDSymposium™ 2016

Andrea is very privileged to be attending Dr Tammy Kielian's talk on her pre-clinical work on gene therapy for CLN3 (Juvenile Batten Disease) and also BioMarin will present the data from the CLN2 trial for the first time. We will bring…

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EU Horizon 2020 Award To RVC

BATCure, a consortium of leading scientific research groups and companies, in which The Royal Veterinary College is a key partner, has been awarded an EU Horizon 2020 grant of approximately 6 million Euros. BATCure aims to investigate the natural history…

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Eurodis Survey

EURORDIS is conducting an internet-based survey in an effort to better understand how well patients are engaged in medical care, including the relationship with health care providers, the understanding of the therapy (its efficacy, possible difficulties, benefits as they see…

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BATCure Kick Off Meeting

The first meeting of the BATCure group took place at UCL in London on January 27-29. It was a very exciting to finally be starting on the project with over 30 scientists, research students and clinicians attending from Denmark, Germany,…

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BPSU – Rare Disease Conference 2016

Join Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health for the BPSU's 30th anniversary Rare Diseases Conference, taking place on 23rd February 2016 at the University of Birmingham. The conference will bring together paediatricians, trainees and other healthcare workers with an…

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UCL School Of Pharmacy Study

UCL School of Pharmacy is carrying out a study to investigate the views of parents and carers about administering medicines to children via the rectal route. The survey will ask some demographic and background information before presenting three scenarios, where…

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Sophia Awarded Her PhD Today

Congratulations to Sophia who has been awarded the degree of PhD today. This a fantastic achievement and one we can all take great pride in as all your efforts funded her studies.  This is an important career step for Sophia and rewards…

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Possibility Of A One-and-done Treatment For This Form Of Batten Disease

Breaking news for Batten Disease "Our study opens up the possibility of a one-and-done treatment for this form of Batten disease," said Beverly Davidson, Ph.D., director of the Raymond G. Perelman Center for Cellular and Molecular Therapeutics at Children's Hospital…

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