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31 March, 2020 / Findacure News

Evaluating the potential of drug repurposing for rare diseases and Covid-19

At this time of international crisis, a large number of companies and researchers are turning to drug repurposing as a potential solution – but what is repurposing and why is it such an attractive route for drug development at this time?
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17 March, 2020 / Findacure News, Home Page

Findacure Office Closed – but work continues!

In light of the UK government's advice regarding the Covid-19 outbreak, announced on the evening of 16th March, the Findacure office has now closed and the team are all working from home.
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10 March, 2020 / Findacure News

Findacure’s response to Coronavirus

With the recent developments regarding Covid-19 (Coronavirus), we have been considering Findacure's response to the outbreak.
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2 March, 2020 / Findacure News, Home Page

Student Voice Prize Winners Published

The winners of the 2019 Student Voice Prize have now been published in celebration of Rare Disease Day 2020. You can find links to all of the pieces here.
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11 February, 2020 / Findacure News

Developing medical guidelines portal guide release

Announcing the release of a new learning guide on our online portal. The 'Developing medical guidelines' guide focuses on assessing your patient groups suitability for medical guidelines and walks through the different steps of developing medical guidelines alongside NICE guidance. Check it out if you are interested in understanding what medical guidelines do, how they can benefit your patient population and how you can create them.
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31 January, 2020 / Findacure News

Applications are open for our patient group mentoring programme!

Are you looking to set up or grow an advocacy group for a rare disease? Or are you looking to share your professional experience and skills to benefit others? Well then, we have some great news for you! We are now recruiting mentees and mentors for the fifth round of our patient group mentoring programme, due to kick off in March 2020.  
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28 January, 2020 / Findacure News

New conference website and programme!

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new website for Drug Repurposing for Rare Diseases 2020! Our brand new website is an all-in-one source of information, news and updates on our staple Rare Disease Day event. Featuring speaker bios, an evolving event programme, and profiles on our event supporters, our new minisite is a fantastic resource - whether you are a regular attendee or planning your first conference experience.
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21 January, 2020 / Findacure News

Student Voice 2019 winners announced

Today are very pleased to announce the winners of the latest instalment of Findacure and Medics4RareDiseases annual essay competition - The Student Voice Prize. For six weeks beginning in October medical students from across the world submitted their answers to one of our three questions about the rare disease experience.
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8 January, 2020 / Findacure News

Announcing our latest portal guide on Drug Repurposing

Following on from our ‘Diving into drug repurposing’ workshop from November 2019, our latest portal guide focuses on the application of drug repurposing for rare diseases and the benefits of it for patient groups.
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