Monthly Archives: February 2013

Rare Disease Day 2013: Rare Disorders Without Borders

Today is the sixth annual Rare Disease Day, an international advocacy day held on the last day of February — a rare day for rare people. http://www.highlighthealth.com/health-news/rare-disease-day-2013-rare-disorders-without-borders/

Older Brains Get Too Full for New Information

According to new research, learning becomes more difficult as we get older because our brains get too full for new information. http://www.highlighthealth.com/research/older-brains-get-too-full-for-new-information/

Trade Group Study: Hundreds of Rare Disease Drugs in Development

According to a new trade group report, the drug development pipeline is innovative and robust, with a high percentage of potential first-in-class medicines targeting targeting diseases with limited treatment options, including a number of rare diseases. http://www.highlighthealth.com/resources/trade-group-study-hundreds-of-rare-disease-drugs-in-development/

FDA Approves “Bionic Eye”

For patients who have lost their vision due to degenerative retinal disease, the dream of seeing again might just be a reality with Second Sight’s Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System. http://www.highlighthealth.org/medical-device-technology/fda-approves-bionic-eye/

Banner Year for New Drugs in 2012

Fueled by new cancer therapeutics, last year the annual new molecular and biological entity approval count from the FDA saw its highest year since 1997. http://www.highlighthealth.com/health-news/2012-banner-year-for-new-drugs/