Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD) is the most common hereditary disorder in adults. It is associated with an increased risk of developing pulmonary emphysema and liver disease, and also skin problems (panniculitis) and vasculitis.
Over the past months, our lives have changed dramatically as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. COVID-19 is caused by the novel virus SARS-CoV-2. As new facts about the virus and the pandemic are revealed, the international scientific community, along with the pharmaceutical industry, are making tremendous efforts in order to combat the disease. […]
The allogeneic transplantation of hematopoietic cells (HCT) is a well-established treatment for hematologic diseases that cannot be cured with conventional treatments.The most common life-threatening complication is Graft Versus Host Disease (GVHD).
A lung transplant is a surgical procedure to replace a diseased or failing one or both lungs with a healthy lung, usually from a deceased donor. A lung transplant is reserved for people who have tried other medications or treatments, but their conditions haven’t sufficiently improved. The donor lungs must be disease-free and matched as […]
Rabies is a preventable infectious viral disease that is almost always fatal following the onset of clinical symptoms. In up to 99% of cases, domestic dogs are responsible for rabies virus transmission to humans. Yet, rabies can affect both domestic and wild animals. It is spread to people through bites or scratches, usually via saliva. […]
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease in which insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas are mistakenly destroyed by the body’s immune system. T1D seems to have a genetic component and can be diagnosed early in life but also in adulthood. Its causes are not fully known, and there is currently no cure. People […]