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FDA green lights first treatment for rare spinal diseaseFDA approved nusinersen (Spinraza, Biogen), the first drug to treat children and adults with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a rare and often fatal genetic disease affecting muscle strength and movement.
New diabetes combo drug available soonA new combination drug for type 2 diabetes will available in the US in the coming months.
Study: Compound found in vegetables could have anti-aging effectsA recent study found that the compound, NMN, boosts production of NAD+ in mice and could have anti-aging effects along with additional benefits, but more research is necessary to determine its effect on humans.

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