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New Treatments Needed to Improve Quality of Life in AADC

Aromatic l-amino acid decarboxylase (AADC) deficiency has a significant negative effect on patients, their families, and the healthcare system, according to a new review paper that called it “a debilitating disease that significantly impacts quality of life for individuals and caregivers.” The review found that people with AADC deficiency…

PTC-AADC Gene Therapy’s European Approval Process Moves Forward

A European Medicines Agency committee is expected to provide an assessment of PTC-AADC (eladocagene exuparvovec) gene therapy for treating aromatic l-amino acid decarboxylase (AADC) deficiency this month, which will inform the final decision about whether the treatment will receive marketing approval in Europe. The therapy’s developer, PTC…

Organizations Rally to Help Ukrainian Rare Disease Patients

A Russian military plane crash near Tetiana Zamorska’s home in Kyiv, Ukraine, was a sign that it was time for her and her family to leave. The treacherous, 34-hour pilgrimage that ultimately brought the group of eight by car to temporary accommodations in neighboring Poland last month was physically and emotionally difficult,…