Thursday, November 14, 2013
Systemic scleroderma involves fibrosis of the skin and
internal organs, but its etiology is poorly understood and it has no known
genetic causes-factors that have hampered the development of models and, in
than skin deep
M.J. SciBX 6(44);
Published online Nov. 14, 2013
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AND INSTITUTIONS MENTIONED
Biogen Idec Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB), Weston, Mass.
The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md.
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Md.
Galapagos N.V. (Euronext:GLPG; Pink:GLPYY), Mechelen, Belgium
Genzyme Corp., Cambridge, Mass.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Chevy Chase, Md.
McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
MPM Capital, South San Francisco, Calif.
(Euronext:SAN; NYSE:SNY), Paris, France
Scleroderma Research Foundation, San Francisco, Calif.