Posted on 4 March 2015
Taking place in the York Hospital foyer, information and research on rare diseases was displayed and scientists and clinicians from the University and York Teaching Hospital were on hand to talk to the public about their research and how they provide care for different conditions.
The diseases featured in the event included both genetic and infectious diseases including Cystic Fibrosis, Human T Lymphotropic Virus, Rett Syndrome, Lowe Syndrome, African Sleeping Sickness, Congenital Disorders of Glycosylation and Neuroblastoma. Scientists and clinicians, as well as patients and volunteers, were available for informal chats about these conditions.
Several of the research projects are recipients of C2D2 funding. For instance C2D2 recently awarded a career establishment award over two years for Dr Darren Goffin for his research into the development of targetted therapeutics for Rett Syndrome, a devastating congenital develpmental disorder that affects only females and has some similarities to autism.
International Rare Disease Day, on 28 February, recognised that one in 17 people will be affected by a rare disease at some point in their life. This is the second year the York Hospital event has taken place.
- C2D2 Administrator
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