Rare Disease Day 2024 seminar focuses on Prader-Willi, Schaaf-Yang, and Hao-Fountain syndromes

Rare diseases impact 1 in 10 Americans and more than 300 million people worldwide. Rare Disease Day, a global initiative to raise awareness and generate support for patients living with rare diseases, takes place on the last day of February, which this year is February 29th, the rarest day of the year.

In observance of Rare Disease Day 2024, Tara Bayat, a junior member of the Texas Center for Comparative Cancer Research (TC3R) and a PhD student in the Fon Tacer lab, invited Ms. Amber Freed, Executive Director of The Foundation for USP7 Related Diseases, to give a seminar at Texas Tech University School of Veterinary Medicine (TTU SVM). During this inspiring seminar, Amber shared the stories of patients affected by rare diseases and how scientific advances benefit them. In addition, Tara shared about the research she and others at TTU SVM are doing to better understand the underlying mechanisms of Prader-Willi, Schaaf-Yang, and Hao-Fountain syndromes.

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