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Primary category: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

ALS and Precision Medicine: Learning from Patients Worldwide

The ALS Therapy Development Institute  (ALS TDI)  is a comprehensive drug discovery lab focused solely on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that attacks the nerves responsible for voluntary movement. People with ALS can ultimately become completely paralyzed and the average life expectancy is usually between … (read full article)

Primary category: Personalized Medicine

The State of Cystic Fibrosis and Precision Medicine

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is reprinted with permission from BioTechPrimer.com. During President Obama’s State of the Union address earlier this year, a cystic fibrosis patient named Bill Elder sat beside First Lady Michelle Obama. Diagnosed with the disease at 8 years old, Mr. Elder is “healthier now than ever before” … (read full article)

Primary category: Personalized Medicine

Personalized Medicine & Companion Diagnostics: What You Need to Know

Personalized medicine – also referred to as precision or stratified medicine – is already changing the way we diagnose and treat disease. As our ability to obtain and analyze large amounts of genetic data increases, so too will the range and power of these personalized tools. The idea of personalized … (read full article)

Primary category: Personalized Medicine

New Series: The Value of Personalized Medicine

For more than two years, the staff of and contributors to www.RealWorldHealthCare.org (RWHC) have been proud to share stories about proven healthcare solutions that lower costs, improve access to care, and lead to better patient outcomes. Starting this Fall, RWHC will embark on a new mission. Each quarter, we will … (read full article)