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Friedrich’s ataxia

Spotlight: The CMRR Ataxia Imaging Team

Location: University of Minnesota, MN, USA Year Research Group Founded:  2008 What disease areas do you research? Ataxia (SCA1, SCA2, SCA3, SCA6, Friedreich Ataxia) Multiple System Atrophy – Cerebellar Ataxia Huntington’s Disease Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Multiple Sclerosis Alzheimer’s disease Parkinson’s disease Traumatic Brain Injury Diabetes What models and techniques do you Read More…

Spotlight: The Movement Analysis and Robotics Laboratory (MARlab)

Principal Investigator: Dr. Maurizio Petrarca Location: Bambino Gesù Children Hospital, Rome, Italy Year Founded: 2000 What disease areas do you research? Friedreich’s ataxia Early-onset ataxia Non-Progressive Cerebellar Ataxia Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease Cerebral Palsy Adrenoleukodystrophy What models and techniques do you use? Wearable Technologies Movement analysis Read More…

Sunrise of Gene Therapy for Friedreich’s Ataxia

Written by Dr. Marija Cvetanovic   Edited by Dr. Ronald Buijsen Researchers from the University of California show they can “edit” the Frataxin gene in human cells from Friedreich’s Ataxia and transplant them into mice. This lays the groundwork for this method to be tested for safety. Friedreich’s ataxia is a Read More…

Snapshot: What is Omaveloxolone?

A new therapeutic compound shows promise to treat Friedrich’s ataxia. What is Friedrich’s ataxia (FA)? Friedrich’s ataxia is a genetic neurodegenerative disease that affects many organs, most notably nerves, muscles, and heart. FA is a recessive ataxia. Symptoms typically present in childhood and result in significant physical disability. Cognition (thinking, Read More…

Saiba mais: O que são os modelos de Caenorhabditis elegans?

O que é C. elegans? Se você leu o título deste artigo e não fazia ideia do que é Caenorhabditis elegans, você não está sozinho! Caenorhabditis elegans, mais comumente conhecido como C. elegans, são vermes microscópicos que normalmente crescem até 1 mm de comprimento. C. elegans são naturalmente encontrados em Read More…

Snapshot: What are Caenorhabditis elegans models?

What are C. elegans? If you read the title of this article and had no idea what Caenorhabditis elegans are, you are not alone! Caenorhabditis elegans, more commonly known as C. elegans, are microscopic worms that typically grow up to 1 mm in length. C. elegans are naturally found worldwide Read More…

Working with cerebellar ataxia

Written by Dr. David Bushart Edited by Dr. Sriram Jayabal How can employment be made more accessible for ataxia patients? What barriers exist? A study of workers and non-workers with ataxia analyzes the benefit of employment, as well as how to reduce risk of injury. A job can often become Read More…

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