The most common of the Neurofibromatoses, Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1) is a condition that leads to tumors growing on nerves alongside effects on other organs. It affects approximately 1 in 2700 births, and can be due to autosomal dominant inheritance from the parents or new mutations in the gene NF1 in the affected child.
Time for a little Rheumatology revision. In this article Dr Mariam Al-Attar, one of our M4RD Clinical Ambassadors, explains why she’s interested in Rheumatology. Plus you can have a look at a revision tool that she has created about small vessel vasculitis. Thank you to Mariam and the lovely team at Vasculitis UK who she […]
The M4RD team were really happy to work with Findacure on The Student Voice Essay Competition once again. This annual competition is a great opportunity to engage the clinicians of the future in the field of rare diseases. It is always so encouraging to read the submitted essays which demonstrate the kind of open-minded approach that we feel is needed when caring for people with rare diseases.
Medics4RareDiseases are excited to announce the launch of their new research project: The M4RD Red Flags Survey. The purpose of the survey is to find out what different rare diseases have in common during the time before diagnosis, a period often called ‘the diagnostic odyssey’. We need all UK based patient groups to take part. Read more to find out how…
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VIDEO: Dan Jeffries, owner of two rare diseases and author of ‘Me, Myself & Eye’, interviewed M4RD Founder Lucy McKay. Watch the video to hear Dan’s interesting story of being diagnosed during an OSCE and to find out what M4RD is all about from the zebra’s mouth.
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Another brilliant Rare Disease Day. This year we rebranded to Medics4RareDiseases!
We are back at The Royal Society of Medicine in London for our annual symposium held in conjunction with the wonderful Genetics Section. We are looking forward to bringing you rare disease talks from patients, specialists, advocates and more. Sign up to our mailing list to make sure you don’t miss out on this event or any other […]