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BioMarin Presents Vosoritide Data in Achondroplasia at American ...

GlobeNewswire (press release) - Oct 19, 2016
SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Oct. 19, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ:BMRN) today provided an update on its Phase 2 study of ...

Ricky Gervais made growing up with achondroplasia an extra burden – and now he wants to be a mental health ...

The Independent - Aug 23, 2016
In particular, my condition – achondroplasia – has been a career-long obsession for Gervais. In vulnerable teenage years, there is a lot to deal with. But Gervais' unwavering commitment to projecting this fascination onto screens and radio followed me ...

'Game Of Thrones' Peter Dinklage Leads List Of Actors Who Are Just Like Their TV Characters

Gamenguide - Dec 6, 2016
However, she clarifies that Peter Dinklage – who was born with achondroplasia which is a common form of dwarfism – is not that short in person. To make him look smaller, the production crew uses digital manipulation to create computer-generated images ...

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Never Sell Yourself Short

by: Stephanie Riggs
Fourteen-year-old Josh was born with achondroplasia, the most common form of dwarfism. In this photo-essay, Josh talks about his life, describing the challenges he faces along with his plans for the future.
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Achondroplasia - A Medical Dictionary, Bibliography, and Annotated Research Guide to Internet References - SECOND EDITION

by: Icon Group International
This is a 3-in-1 reference book. It gives a complete medical dictionary covering hundreds of terms and expressions relating to Achondroplasia. It also gives extensive lists of bibliographic citations. Finally, it provides information to users on how to update their knowledge using various Internet resources. The book is designed for physicians, medical students preparing for Board examinations, medical researchers, and patients who want to become familiar with research dedicated to Achondroplasia.
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Achondroplasia: Causes, Tests, and Treatment Options

by: Jennifer Garland MA
Achondroplasia is a genetic abnormality resulting in short stature and other physical defects. This means that if you suffer from achondroplasia, you may have deformed bones resulting in physical abnormalities. Achondroplasia can result in physical defects such as short arms and legs and an abnormally large head. You may also be unable to move your elbow fully. Sometimes, this disorder is a result of genetics. But most of the cases of achondroplasia are free of any related family history and occur because of a random mutation of the genes.
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Human Achondroplasia: A Multidisciplinary Approach

1. In the lumbar spinal canal of the achondroplast there is decreased cross-sectional area. In addition the intervertebral foramina are narrow. These changes result in reduced area for the dural sac and exiting spinal nerves. 2. There is associated thoracolumbar kyphosis and a lumbosacral hyperlordosis. These sagittal plane changes result in increased tension on the dural sac and nerves. 3. With aging there is disc degeneration with disc space narrowing and osteophyte formation. In addition facet hypertrophy with osteophyte formation are common.
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What is achondroplasia? Achondroplasia is an autosomal dominant genetic disorder that causes dwarfism. This video discusses the pathophysiology, as well as ...

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Achondroplasia - Carys and George's story

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