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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.
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
Posted 17 March 2018
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.
Posted 14 March 2018
The Centre for Rare Disease Studies, based at the University of Birmingham, will be hosting a National Rare Disease Symposium on the University of Birmingham's campus in Edgbaston on 17-18 May 2018.
Posted 13 March 2018
LifeArc, the medical research charity, has announced its Philanthropic Fund will award £5m in grants to support medical research projects focused on rare diseases.