The family of Arian, a 12-year-old boy from West Bengal, met union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan seeking subsidy for the treatment of Hunter Syndrome, a rare but fatal genetic disorder, the treatment of which is very expensive and not easily available in India.
In a discovery that is paving the way for the diagnosis and treatment of a rare genetic disorder related to the brain`s functioning, a team of researchers has identified the causative gene behind the disease, which delays development of motor activities in children.
Simran Kaur, 42, was suffering from cerebellar ataxias, a rare genetic disorder, which left her wheelchair bound, incontinent, with slurred speech and no chances of improvement. Her family then came to know about human embryonic stem cell therapy. A few weeks of treatment later her condition improved, giving a new ray of hope to the family.