Monthly Archives: April 2023

The experiment that helped crack the code of life

In 1961, Marshall Nirenberg and Heinrich Matthaei discovered the genetic code of living beings, which confirms that the information contained in DNA is expressed in proteins according to a defined pattern. These researchers at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) made one of the scientific milestones that changed our view of how life develops […]

April 18th: European Patients’ Rights Day

Today, the OLIGOFASTX team joins in the celebration of the European Patients’ Rights Day, a relatively recent initiative promoted by the Active Citizenship Network. In 2002, the European organization promulgated the Charter of Patients’ Rights, which sets out the fourteen rights that patients throughout Europe should have in all healthcare facilities. Known as Patients’ Rights […]

Alström syndrome: a rare disease with many comorbidities and complications

Rare diseases (affecting fewer than 1 in 2,000 people) are an emerging global public health priority. Given their high heterogeneity and the need to provide individualized medicine for small patient populations, they have become a challenge for healthcare systems and biopharmaceutical research. This post is about one of these diseases that affect young children from […]