We produce a weekly blog to share what we’ve been up to, stories from the rare disease world, interesting info on our projects, and more.
Every week we put our fingertips to keyboards to bring you, our community, stories of what we’ve been up to, things we’ve found interesting, and updates from our projects. Released every Friday, our blog is also regularly written by guests who openly share their experiences. We hope you enjoy reading our little instalments!
Cambridge is one of the UK’s leading cities for scientific and medical research, with a cluster of patient and advocacy groups, clinicians, life science networks and academics focused on rare diseases. It also happens to be the hometown of ourselves at Findacure....read more
This week’s blog continues our “Meet the team” blog series, introducing our brilliant fundraisers to the Findacure community. On 25th August, Charlotte Proud will be taking on a huge challenge to raise money for Findacure - braving a 800 metre swim in chilly Loch...read more
The hurdles rare disease patients have to overcome when accessing treatments can seem unending. In this week's blog, Wan-hin Rex from the University of Hong Kong explores the case of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) and the first disease-modifying drug to treat it,...read more
Our 2018 Cambridge Rare Disease Showcase is fast approaching and the anticipation is building over at Findacure HQ. In this week's blog, we thought we’d give you an exciting look at some of our lightning talk speakers, and a quick insight into what they’ll be sharing...read more
How can more medical students and researchers become involved in rare conditions? What challenges will they need to overcome to be successful? In this week's blog, Hanusha Durganaudu from Monash University Malaysia explores these questions. His blog was originally...read more
Meet Findacure’s summer intern, Ikeoluwa Akintola – or Ike for short. Ike has been busy re-writing guides for our e-learning portal to improve their accessibility and flow, and she has written today’s blog about her experiences at Findacure HQ. We are very grateful...read more
Being able to raise funds is critical for any rare disease patient group. While many begin as volunteer-led organisations – often by parents and patients themselves – as these groups grow, look to increase the size of their team and improve the services and support...read more
Rare disease patients often face a difficult journey to diagnosis, commonly termed a ‘diagnostic odyssey’. This often involves moving from clinician to clinician, multiple misdiagnosis, unnecessary tests, and incorrect treatments. In this week’s blog, Narmadha Kali...read more
Over the past few months, the Findacure team has been very busy writing content for our new website and honing in on its design. We’re still a few weeks from it being completely finished, but for today’s blog, we wanted to give you a taste of what’s to come....read more
On Wednesday 30th May, Findacure’s fundraising officer, Katie, attended the Cambridgeshire Masonic charitable dinner to receive a certificate celebrating our grant from the Masonic Charitable Foundation. We were thrilled to recently receive a generous...read more
When it comes to accessing treatments for rare diseases, the barriers standing in patients’ ways can be huge. In this week’s blog, Joanna Stenderup, a Pharmacy student at the University of Copenhagen, explores the main barrier people with Cystic Fibrosis face when...read more
The annual European Conference for Rare Diseases, organised by Eurordis, took place this year on Friday 11th and Saturday 12th May. The Findacure team headed to Vienna to present their MCDS-Therapy poster, meet other rare disease advocates, and learn from...read more