A rare MS-like disease that occurs mainly in teenagers and young adults, it is characterised by demyelination of large areas of white matter.
New study results indicate that the intestine could help to minimise the long-term consequences of strokes, showing its role as an important therapeutic target.
A cancer diagnosis completely upsets the lives of the vast majority of those affected. The connection to psycho-oncology can help patients and their relatives.
Its patients often have a long experience with pain and feel that their suffering is not taken seriously. Actress Amy Schumer has raised awareness on the condition.
Researchers identified the molecular basis of the aggressive effects of SARS-CoV-2: the virus damages cells' DNA and prevents its repair, causing further effects.
According to a study published in BMJ Global Health, LGBTQ+ families perform as well or better than 'traditional' families with opposite-sex parents.
FAS is a rare sign of traumatic brain injury, apoplexy, or multiple sclerosis - but a recent casuistry hinted at an entirely different cause.
Recently, there have been more attempts to introduce long-term contraceptive methods for men. One of them is thermal contraception. Dr. Alan Charissou expands on the method.
Everyone knows them: condoms. But only few know the origins of the humble rubber. We take a look back at the beginnings of male contraceptives.
The ESD technique, which originated in Japan, is being introduced in Europe. This work of medical goldsmiths has precise indications.
The fecal occult blood test (FOBT) is used as standard for screening colorectal carcinoma. But even a below benchmark result has clinical relevance.
In metastasised or relapsed Ewing sarcoma, therapeutic success is often difficult to achieve. According to a study, this could be due to different biomarker variants.
Marie Curie is associated with many subjects, and rightly so: With two Nobel prizes won within eight years of each other, she remains one of the most famous scientists of the 20th century.
Nausea, difficulty swallowing, headache: Such general symptoms can also hide a rare disease. Some important differential diagnoses.
Rare diseases are often diagnosed late. Collaboration between disciplines can help to refer affected individuals for possible therapy.
Medical student Chiara Cumella suffers from 13 rare diseases and constantly battles not only her illness, but also for her dream of becoming a doctor.
Can the creation of a common data space ensure better care for people with rare diseases? This and more was discussed at the Tagesspiegel Expert Forum.
A gene mutation can trigger XLH - a rare, life-long progressive disease. Skeletal deformities, dental problems, and microsomia are just some of its many symptoms. How to treat it?
A young man shows up at emergency with purulent tonsillitis. The examination leads to four suspected diagnoses. Which one would you support?
Currently, only a few hundred of the approximately 7,000 rare diseases have an approved treatment option. Gene therapies play a special role, but how far has research progressed?