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vEDS clinical trial announced

Clinical trial announced for vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (vEDS)

Specialty pharmaceutical company, Aytu BioPharma, announced this week that they will be conducting a pivotal clinical trial for the development of treatment for vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (vEDS).  What is vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome?  VEDS is estimated to occur between 1 in 50,000 individuals to 1 in 200,000 and results from pathogenic variants in COL3A1, which is responsible for producing chains of
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Rare Disease Day. Rare is Many, Rare is strong, Rare is proud.

The Ehlers-Danlos Society celebrates Rare Disease Day, 2021 

February 28 is Rare Disease Day, but what is a rare disease?  In Europe, a rare disease is defined as when it affects fewer than one in 2,000 people. In the United States, a rare disease is defined as a condition that affects fewer than 200,000 people.  There are over 300 million people living with one or more
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My twin sister and I fought to be believed

At 5 years old I remember my thumb and hips popping in and out of place. I would be in horrendous pain but I would keep it to myself. Then I would chat with my identical twin sister then we realized that our pain was very similar.  At around the age of 13, I decided
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2020 Research Grants. Clinical research takes place in the left hand corner. Hands come together in the bottom left corner, and a microscope sits in a laboratory.

Applications Now Open: Basic Research Grants & Microgrants

The Ehlers-Danlos Society is now welcoming applications for its second microgrant round and Basic Research Major Grants. Microgrants In early 2020 the applications opened for the Spring Microgrants program 2020. The Society was able to award a number of $5,000 microgrants to assist researchers undertaking research, surveys, and data analysis in the areas of Ehlers-Danlos
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a selfie of a woman wearing glasses and a neck brace

I was told that I ‘just have an achy body type.’

I was diagnosed with hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (hEDS) in 2018 at age 33. I had at this point had symptoms my entire life (hypermobility, headaches, joint pain, fatigue, gastrointestinal issues, autonomic intolerance etc.), but no one had pieced together my jigsaw. In 2015 I was pregnant with my first baby. I had a very difficult
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Aiming at making a difference

My name is Isabella and I just turned 22 at the end of May, which is the awareness month for Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS) and hypermobility spectrum disorders (HSD). I was diagnosed with hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (hEDS) back in 2014 and last summer I got the confirmation of my diagnosis based on the new evaluation criteria
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Assistance dog Bailey

Bailey’s story from puppy to lifesaver

Bailey’s story from puppy to lifesaver. For 10 years I battled with life-crippling symptoms and dealt with so many dismissive doctors that I truly had started to give up. I had to go to a doctor purely by chance due to a chest infection that couldn’t shift and I reluctantly went to a new doctor.
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I had my lightbulb moment at 50 years old

I am 80 years old. I was diagnosed with hypermobile EDS at age 50. I participated in an Arthritis Newsgroup (this was years before social media), and a Norwegian girl reported that she had just been diagnosed with hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (hEDS). She listed her symptoms and the lightbulb moment happened. She was talking about
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