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About Brain Donation – Have You Ever Wondered?

Author: Mary Ann Peterson, NAF Research Associate Many feel powerless when they are first diagnosed with Ataxia. Brain donation gives the donor and family the power to provide researchers knowledge to fight back against the disease. The examination of diseased brain tissue by a trained researcher remains the gold standard Read More…

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2020 Walk N Roll Goes Virtual

Author: Joel Sutherland, Development Director Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 3rd beginning at 1:00pm EDT for the 2020 National Ataxia Foundation Virtual Walk N’ Roll. Register to join us AND win prizes. This Virtual Walk n’ Roll will feature appearances from many people across our Ataxia community. You will hear from Read More…

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2020 Ataxia Hill Day

NAF and FARA held our second Hill Day on Thursday, September 10, 2020! The event raised awareness about Ataxia and supported legislation that directly impacts our communities. Ataxia Hill Day 2020 Was a Success Thank you to all who helped us Flood the Hill for #AtaxiaHillDay. Twenty Senate meetings were held Read More…

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2021 AAC Is Going Virtual

Author: Lori Shogren, Community Program and Services Director A Note About the 2021 Annual Ataxia Conference We know how valuable it is for those living with Ataxia and their caregivers to come together in person at our annual conference to gain strength from shared experiences. The current COVID-19 pandemic necessitates Read More…

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How Does a Clinical Trial Work?

Guest Author: Amber Trzeciak, Cadent Therapeutics Clinical trial phases can be a confusing concept to understand. The purpose of clinical trials is to determine how a drug or device (intervention) will interact with a human being. Trials are regulated by our governmental agency the FDA (US Food and Drug Administration). Read More…

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EL-PFDD Meeting

The Voice of the Patient Report for Polyglutamine Ataxias and DRPLA is now available to download. This report summarizes information from the Externally-Led Patient Focused Drug Development (EL-PFDD) meeting we hosted on September 25, 2020.  We would like to offer our thanks to the patient panelists, phone callers, and individuals who submitted Read More…

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