Government funding only hope for patients with rare diseases

LSDs are a group of around 45 rare genetic disorders caused by deficiency of a specific enzyme in special compartments (lysosomes) of the cells.

Over 70 mn Indians afflicted with rare diseases

The Foundation for Research on Rare Diseases and Disorders pegs the number of patients in India afflicted with one of more than 7,000 rare diseases at over 70 million.

Roche CEO would not exclude move into rare diseases

Swiss drugmaker Roche Holding AG would not exclude a move into treatments for rare diseases, its CEO said on Wednesday, even if this represented very small numbers of patients.

Rare diseases are now highlighted by Indian cinema

Progeria, autism, dyslexia, Alzheimer`s, Asperger syndrome -- movies on these rare diseases would have typically been the themes of documentaries until a few years ago. But not any more.