Thanks for the Complement: A New Approach to Treating Rare Diseases

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(DGIwire) – The human immune system is a fascinating and complex entity. One of its divisions—called the innate immune system—has a range of powers, including the ability to activate antibodies and tag dubious cells for destruction. According to MedCityNews, this feat is accomplished courtesy of a set of biological processes known as the complement system. […]

A Battle Against a Blood Disease Enters a New Phase

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(DGIwire) – It’s one 14-syllable term very few people hear from their doctor: paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH). An ultra-rare, life-threatening and debilitating disease of the blood, its symptoms can include intermittently dark urine, fatigue, muscle weakness, abdominal pain, back pain, thrombosis (blood clots), easy bruising or bleeding, headache and shortness of breath, according to the […]

Brown Pee?! Read This

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(DGIwire) – Imagine going to the bathroom and noticing the color of urine is darker than it’s ever been before—almost a tea-colored, dark brown. It might be nothing to worry about—but there is a slight chance it could be a symptom of a serious condition. Known paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), it’s an ultra-rare, life-threatening and […]

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