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BioMarin Studies Treatment Of MPS IVA
2012-11-08 07:05:03

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Advances in medical technology have made it possible for new treatments to be developed. One such example of the development of treatments is work done by BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc., a company focused on developing and commercializing biopharmaceuticals for serious diseases and other medical conditions. Having met the primary endpoint of change in a six minute distance walk as compared to a placebo at 24 weeks for participants...

2012-01-09 11:29:34

A team of scientists, led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Zacharon Pharmaceuticals, have developed a simple, reliable test for identifying biomarkers for mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS), a group of inherited metabolic disorders that are currently diagnosed in patients only after symptoms have become serious and the damage possibly irreversible. The findings will be published online January 8 in the journal Nature Chemical Biology. MPS is...


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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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