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Doctors see spike in cases of rare polio-like limb paralysis in Canadian kids, following viral infections

TORONTO — Cases of a rare polio-like condition have begun turning up in some Canadian children, following reports of dozens of cases in the U.S. in recent weeks. Known as acute flaccid myelitis, the condition causes muscle weakness in one or more limbs, and typically occurs after some kind of viral infection. Dr. Jeremy Friedman,… Read More »

Rare disease analytics platform Raremark raises $3.9M

This morning London-based data platform Raremark announced that it landed $ 3.9 million (£3 million) in a funding round led by AlbionVC and Ananda Ventures, with participation from Oltre Ventures and Cass Entrepreneurship Fund. The platform, which focuses on rare diseases, plans on using the new money to build a patient engagement and data analysis… Read More »