Centre for Rare Disease Studies (CRDS) Birmingham

We explore, promote and contribute to the latest developments in rare disease research, with the goal of improving the lives of the many people living with rare diseases.

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Big News - New Rare Diseases Centre at Birmingham Children's Hospital

Professor Timothy Barrett - Designing a clinical trial in a slowly progressive rare disease

Dr Larissa Kerecuk - Integrating research into everyday care

Professor Gina Radford - Key note speaker - RDC 2017

Professor Deirdre Kelly - Improving outcomes in rare diseases

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Posted 22 February 2019

Rare Disease Day 2019

Rare Disease Day on the 28 February 2019 is being marked by various events around the UK and locally.

Posted 22 February 2019

AstraZeneca funding stream opportunity

AstraZeneca has a funding stream to support externally sponsored scientific research in relation to expanding the knowledge related to a company product and/or its associated disease area(s).

Posted 17 March 2018

Research finds Addison's patients lack killer immune cells

Research led by University of Birmingham scientists has found that people suffering from the adrenal disorder known as Addison's disease suffer from an immune system defect that makes them prone to potentially deadly respiratory infections.

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