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‘GNB1 Encephalopathy’ Disease

Researchers in India, the US and Israel and currently trying to develop a drug to treat a rare genetic disease called GNB1 Encephalopathy. What is GNB1 Encephalopathy? GNB1 Encephalopathy is a rare genetic brain disease caused due to mutations in the GNB1 gene This genetic disorder affects individuals in the foetus stage, with the earliest ..

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June 13: International Albinism Awareness Day

Every year, the International Albinism Awareness Day is celebrated on June 13. The day is marked to celebrate the human rights of the persons affected by Albinism world wide. This year the International Albinism Awareness Day is marked under the theme Theme: Made to Shine Highlights The day is celebrated worldwide to create awareness and ..

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May 8: World Thalassemia Day

Every year, World Thalassemia Day is observed on May 8. It aims to create awareness about Thalassemia and avoid the disease from transmitting to other people. It is also observed to provide better quality of life to people suffering from Thalassemia. Highlights The World Thalassemia Day is observed under the theme Theme: The dawning of ..

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19 June: World Sickle Cell Day observed

The World Sickle Cell Day is globally observed every year on 19 June, to raise public awareness about the sickle cell disease and its treatment methods. This year is the 40th celebration of World Sickle Cell Day. About World Sickle Cell Day Background: The day was 1st recognized by United Nations General Assembly (63rd session) ..

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World Thalassemia Day 2019 observed on 8 May

Every year 8 May is observed as ‘World Thalassaemia Day’ globally. The theme for 2019 was “Universal access to quality thalassaemia healthcare services: Building bridges with and for patient”. About World Thalassaemia Day Objective:  to raise awareness about thalassaemia (a genetic disease), its prevention and measures to avoid its transmission among people throughout the world. ..

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