Symposium Focuses on Importance of Rare Diseases and NIH Funding

By | March 25, 2015

By Joseph Carey

A recent symposium on “Treating Rare Diseases with Sugars” hosted by Federation of American Society for Experimental Biology Vice President for Science Policy Hud Freeze, PhD, focused on aging, immune function, and the development of diabetes. It also illustrated the need for sustainable funding of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The event was sponsored by the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute and featured speakers from NIH, private foundations, and pharmaceutical companies. A story in the local San Diego newspaper is linked here.