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Topical EGF Supplements May Improve Oral Damage in Sjögren’s Patients

Adding supplements of epidermal growth factor — a signaling protein — to the current treatment regimens of Sjögren’s syndrome, may improve oral damage and quality of life in patients with the disease, a new study suggests. The study, “Deterioration in saliva quality in patients with Sjögren’s syndrome: impact of decrease…

NIH Agency Pioneers Collaborative Research into Rare Diseases

A little-known government entity within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is helping to lead U.S. efforts to speed up the development of therapies for some 7,000 rare diseases. The Office of Rare Diseases Research (ORDR), headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, was established in 1993 within the NIH Office of the…