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On his personal website Monday, legendary musician Neil Diamond revealed that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.
uniQure was granted Orphan Medicinal Product Designation from the European Medicines Agency for AMT-130, an investigational gene therapy for the treatment of Huntington’s disease.
Almost exactly one year after it received Orphan Drug Designation in the EU, Benitec has been granted Orphan Drug Designation for its product BB-301, which is being developed to treat oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy, by the U.S. FDA.
Results from a study report that behavioral interventions, like environmental enrichment, can reduce the functional deficit experienced by patients with Rett syndrome.
Data published in the Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases suggests that endurance training could have a positive impact in Huntington’s disease patients, much like it has in anyone else.
 
Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced the full commercial launch of Gocovri (amantadine) extended release capsules for the treatment of dyskinesia in patients with Parkinson’s disease receiving levodopa-based therapy, with or without concomitant dopaminergic medications.
Acceleron Pharma has announced that Part 1 of the Phase 2 clinical trial of ACE-083, a drug used to increase muscle volume in facioscapulohumeral dystrophy (FSHD), has exhibited positive results.
Stephen Hawking, the notable British physicist and author of A Brief History of Time, celebrates his 76th birthday today, making him one of the longest surviving patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
Last week, Pfizer announced a new partnership with Sangamo. As part of the agreement, the sides will team to develop a potential gene therapy to treat ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease.
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