I read the news about the NIH's initiative for supporting rare disease research. NIH will fund physician scientists at 22 consortia to investigate new treatments for patients with rare diseases. This is great news.
To be part of it, we need to develop a common theme weaving through different rare diseases. I think that our common theme would be "endoplasmic reticulum disease." I will look for other diseases related to endoplasmic reticulum dysfunction to create a new research program. I believe this will help us develop treatments for Wolfram syndrome and Wolfram-related disorders.
Thank you for reading this blog. I hope you have a wonderful Thursday. Take care, Fumi Urano