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BioMarin Enrolls First Participant in Phase 3 Trial of Vosoritide for Treatment of Children with Achondroplasia

Yahoo Finance - Dec 12, 2016
12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (BMRN) announced today that the company has initiated a global Phase 3 study for vosoritide, an analog of C-type Natriuretic Peptide (CNP), in children with achondroplasia, the most common ...

BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ:BMRN) initiated Phase 3 study for vosoritide, in children with achondroplasia

KC Register - Dec 13, 2016
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ:BMRN) announced that the company has initiated a global Phase 3 study for vosoritide, an analog of C-type Natriuretic Peptide (CNP), in children with achondroplasia, the most common form of dwarfism. The first child ...

Therachon Appoints Luca Santarelli, M.D., as Chief Executive Officer and Extends Series A Financing

Business Wire (press release) - Jan 5, 2017
Proceeds from this financing will be used to advance the company's emerging portfolio, including its lead program in achondroplasia, the most common form of short-limbed dwarfism. In connection with the financing, Bpifrance's Chahra Louafi has joined ...

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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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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: 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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