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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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.

Posted 14 March 2018

National Rare Disease Symposium 17th-18th May 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.

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