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National Ataxia Foundation

Clinical Trial Phases

Let’s chat about Clinical Trial Readiness with a focus on Ataxia. Clinical trials ensure that treatments are safe and effective before they gain approval for widespread use in humans. Clinical trials test new treatments and therapies including: new drugs, different use for an already approved drug, medical devices, new treatment/therapy Read More…

Placebo-Controlled Trials

What does a placebo mean? A placebo is a simulated substance that has no therapeutic effect or active ingredients. Often, a placebo looks, feels, and tastes like other therapies being tested in the clinical trial.   What is the placebo effect, and why is it important? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RhG_ySxhDA Why are placebo-controlled Read More…

National Ataxia Foundation

Nothing About Us Without Us

Author: Sue Hagen, Research Services Director I recently attended the virtual annual meeting of the Drug Information Association. I took in four days of sessions, all relating to topics of interest to all stakeholders involved in drug discovery and development. My head is still spinning! While you would think that Read More…

Informed Consent

Informed Consent Forms

What is an Informed Consent Form (ICF)? Informed Consent Forms are important aspect of a clinical trial. An ICF is a document that provides a potential clinical trial participant information about the clinical trial and any risks there may be in participating. The goal behind the ICF is to present Read More…

National Ataxia Foundation

Now Accepting LOIs for 2022 Ataxia Research Grants

NAF is committed to providing the resources to fund research needed to develop treatments and therapies for people with Ataxia. We fund research studies ranging from $35,000-$100,000 per study. We are accepting Letters of Intent for research grants through late September and early October on proposalCENTRAL.  For more information visit www.ataxia.org/researcher-resources. If you Read More…

A Note from READISCA Investigators

Guest Authors: Drs. Paulson, Ashizawa, and Öz Right now, it’s an exciting time in the Ataxia field. Many companies are working rapidly to bring therapies to the clinic for the Spinocerebellar Ataxias (SCAs). Unfortunately, however, we still need to know more about the natural history of SCA and relevant biomarkers Read More…

National Ataxia Foundation

What is Needed for Treatments or a Cure for Ataxia?

Author: Sue Hagen, Research Services Director In the 14 years that I have been on staff at the National Ataxia Foundation, I have heard many times that clinical trials for therapy development for Ataxia will start within the next 5 years. And I have seen the Ataxia community patiently and Read More…

Sokol V. Todi, PhD

The Value of Attending AIM

Guest Author: Sokol Todi, PhD; Wayne State University I have been attending the Ataxia Investigators Meeting for nearly a decade. I was a junior faculty at the time of my first participation. I had worked in the Ataxia field for a few years and was looking for a scientific family Read More…

National Ataxia Foundation

2021 NAF Funded Research

At NAF, we support researchers in many ways, including our grant process. Research grants allow Ataxia investigators to request funding for their studies. Lay summaries are available below for the research grants we funded in 2021.  $655,000 Funded Overall 13 Research Studies Funded Research Seed Money Grants Research Seed Money Read More…

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