Tag Archives: patient

Scientists Designed a Drug for Just One Patient. Her Name Is Mila.

A new drug, created to treat just one patient, has pushed the bounds of personalized medicine and has raised unexplored regulatory and ethical questions, scientists reported on Wednesday. The drug, described in The New England Journal of Medicine, is believed to be the first “custom” treatment for a genetic disease. It is called milasen, named… Read More »

Close to Home: NIH Researcher and Alopecia Patient Seeks a Cure

Angela Christiano, Ph.D., is not a typical researcher. Dr. Christiano studies a hair loss disease called alopecia areata. She also has it. Alopecia areata makes people lose their hair, usually in small patches. While it is not painful, the condition can cause serious confidence and self-image issues. “With the support of NIH, this research and… Read More »

Members Move Medicine: Transforming med ed to meet patient needs – American Medical Association

The AMA “Members Move Medicine” series profiles a wide variety of doctors, offering a glimpse into the passions of women and men navigating new courses in American medicine. On the move with: Kelly J. Caverzagie, MD, an internist at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) in Omaha. AMA member since: 1998. What inspired me… Read More »