• What is a patient registry?

    A patient registry collects information about patients who are affected by a particular condition. Registries are databases containing quantitative and qualitative data about the patients. In rare
  • Omic sciences and their role in drug discovery

    Omics is an English neologism used in molecular biology as a suffix. This term usually refers to the study of a large set of biological molecules of the same type, usually to obtain information on the
  • «The role of Pediatric Palliative Care Units is key to give visibility to siblings of sick children inside the family»

    S4R: What does it mean to receive palliative care? Which kind of attention do these children receive? PPCU: Pediatric palliative care is defined by the WHO as the active and total assistance of the
  • Clinical trials in paediatric research

    A clinical trial is a research study that investigates how a drug or medical treatment works on people, including children. In the case of rare diseases, this is the only way that patients and
  • Amniocentesis test

    Amniocentesis is a procedure by which part of the amniotic fluid (the liquid contained within the amniotic sac) is removed for genetic testing during pregnancy. It is mainly used to detect anomalies
  • We speak with Gonzalo Bermejo, president of SYNGAP-1 Spain

    Gonzalo Bermejo’s daughter Carlota was diagnosed with SYNGAP-1 syndrome almost 4 years ago. She was 11 at the time. "The Spanish West Syndrome Foundation payed for our genetic test and the results
  • Prevalence, comorbidity and disease incidence

    What is the prevalence of a disease? In epidemiology, prevalence is the proportion of individuals in a group or population that presents a specific characteristic or event at a given time or period
  • First complete human genome sequence published

    The international research consortium Telomere-to-Telomere (T2T) has recently published a complete sequence of a human genome in Science Magazine. It is the first time in history that a completely
  • New experimental therapy for patients with recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa proves successful

    A new experimental therapy has been successfully tested in 9 people with recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa. The study, led by Standford University (USA), has been published in Nature and
  • Share4Rare webinar: Medical imaging in rare disease diagnosis

    Medical imaging tests allow health professionals to obtain whole-body internal images or to visualize specific parts or organs. These tests are often used to find a diagnosis and to establish disease
  • Animal-assisted interventions: a great tool to accompany and treat paediatric patients

    This innovative tool was introduced in Sant Joan de Déu by Mª Josep Planas (HSJD Planning Director) and Núria Serrallonga (Child Life HSJD) through the CTAC (Canine-Assisted Therapy Centre), where Eva
  • Analysis of sleep disorders in SYNGAP-1 syndrome

    Neurodevelopmental problems frequently come along sleep disorders. People with this type of brain damage often have trouble falling asleep or resting properly during sleep and may experience daytime