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Clinical Trials

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Finding Clinical Trial Information Using ClinicalTrials.Gov

Many people with Ataxia are interested in participating in clinical research, but are not sure where to start. It can be tricky to know where to start looking for information. Our Participate in Ataxia Research webpage is a good place to start.  However, we often receive questions about how to Read More…

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Getting Involved with Ataxia Research

Taking part in research is one way to help accelerate the development of treatments for ataxia. Some people like playing an active role in improving our understanding of ataxia by participating in clinical trials and other research studies. However, participating in research is a deeply personal choice. There are a Read More…

Snapshot: What is Riluzole?

Riluzole, often sold under the trade name Rilutek, is a medication used for the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). ALS is a fatal neurodegenerative disease that mainly affects neurons controlling muscle movements. The drug was approved by the FDA (1995), Health Canada (1997), and the European Commission (1996). It Read More…

Snapshot: What is Omaveloxolone?

March 2023 Update: SKYCLARYS™ (Omaveloxolone) has become the first FDA-approved treatment for Friedreich’s Ataxia. You can learn more about SKYCLARYS™ at this link. This Snapshot was written in May 2020 after initial positive results were shared about Omaveloxolone. A new therapeutic compound shows promise to treat Friedrich’s ataxia. What is Read More…

Snapshot: What are Clinical Trials?

How does a medical drug get to patients? Research is being done every day to discover new or better ways to treat diseases and various medical conditions. In order to determine if these treatments will help patients, studies known as “clinical trials” need to be done before these methods of Read More…

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