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Chicken-or-Egg Paradox Sheds Light on Genetic Variants

The dilemma of untangling cause and effect is perhaps best encapsulated by the chicken-or-egg paradox. It may provide cocktail party banter, but to an evolutionary biologist, it’s pretty simple: eggs are much older than chickens. At

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Sharing is Caring: Unleash the Rare Disease Data Silos

Admirable advances in genetic medicine have recently stoked hopes that precision therapeutics may be on the way for patients living with rare diseases. But in reality, much of the data collected and generated is parked in proprietary databases.

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The Value of Serum in Health Research

You may have heard that human serum is one of the most important tools in today’s laboratory, but let’s look at why. What is human serum? Human serum is a clear bodily fluid that is obtained

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Rare Disease Research Opens Many Doors

Rare diseases are a paradoxic — they are both uncommon and common. And understanding them may help us to gain insights into more ordinary diseases. If a disease affects fewer than 200,000 people in the United States, it

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FDA Approves First Generic of Restasis

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first generic of Restasis© (cyclosporine ophthalmic emulsion) eye drops to increase tear production in people with chronic dry eye (CDE). Why is a generic product good

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DeLene Beeland

Can Sustainable Plastics Clean Our Plastics-Polluted Waters?

Inventing a new kind of plastic to remove plastic pollution from our drinking water may sound counterintuitive. But for Frank Leibfarth, PhD, it makes perfect sense. Leibfarth, an assistant professor of chemistry, invented a synthetic resin

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DeLene Beeland

Is Epilepsy Surgery Underused in Adults?

About 3 in every 10 people with epilepsy will find that anti-seizure drugs do not bring relief. Plus, it may take 1 to 2 years of treatments to know whether medicine helps. Uncontrolled epilepsy may interfere with your

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What Is Cibinqo® (abrocitinib)?

Cibinqo® (abrocitinib) is a daily medicine for moderate to severe atopic dermatitis. Atopic dermatitis is also known as eczema. Cibinqo is useful for adults with atopic dermatitis that has not responded well to other drugs or biologics.

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What Is Rinvoq® (upadacitinib)?

Rinvoq® (upadacitinib) is a drug for moderate to severe atopic dermatitis, or eczema. It is useful for people who are unable to take other medicines, therapies, or biologics for atopic dermatitis, or those who have not responded