Australian Patent Issued for Trehalose (SLS-005) for Neurodegenerative Disorders
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Australian Patent Issued for Trehalose (SLS-005) for Neurodegenerative Disorders

In a press release from late January 2021, biopharmaceutical company Seelos Therapeutics, Inc. ("Seelos") announced the issuance of an Australian patent for Trehalose (SLS-005). The patent (#2019204513) centers around the…

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New Test Developed to Better Assess the Efficacy of Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 3 Therapies

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic have collaborated with the international community to develop a potential way to test for spinocerebellar ataxia type 3 (SCA3), also called Machado-Joseph Disease. Additionally, they…

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She Survived the Lebanese Civil War and 30 Years of Challenges to Help Rett Syndrome Patients

Huda Zoghni was born in Lebanon. Huda attended medical school at the American University located in Beirut in 1975. According to an article in Discover, Huda was forced to leave…

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Exploring the Similar Pathology “Genetic Doppelgängers” ALS and SCA36
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Exploring the Similar Pathology “Genetic Doppelgängers” ALS and SCA36

Recently, scientists from Emory University set out to discover whether there was any pathological link between spinocerebellar ataxia type 36 (SCA36) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and frontotemporal dementia (ALS/FTD). Both…

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After Civil War Drove Her From Her Homeland, She Went on to Discover the Genes Causing Spinocerebellar Ataxia and Rett Syndrome
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After Civil War Drove Her From Her Homeland, She Went on to Discover the Genes Causing Spinocerebellar Ataxia and Rett Syndrome

As originally reported in Discover Magazine, Huda Zoghbi took an unexpected route to winning the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences in 2017 for her discoveries of the genes responsible for…

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Experimental Treatment for Spinocerebellar Ataxia Earns Orphan Drug Designation from the FDA

According to a story from Business Wire, the drug developer Cadent Therapeutics recently announced that its investigational drug CAD-1883 has been awarded Orphan Drug Designation from the US Food and…

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This Spinocerebellar Ataxia Patient is Committed to Spreading Awareness
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This Spinocerebellar Ataxia Patient is Committed to Spreading Awareness

According to a story from Kamloops Coffee Talk, Darrin Rein, of Kamloops, British Columbia, was just recently diagnosed with spinocerebellar ataxia, a rare disease that affects mobility and coordination. Despite…

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Exciting Gene Therapy Progress in Huntington’s Disease and Spinocerebellar Ataxia

Huntington's Disease & SCAs  Huntington's disease (HD) and spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA) are both neurodegenerative diseases caused by the same type of error in the body's DNA. Essentially, the CAG or…

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30 Million Euros Allocated to Fund Precision Medicine Research Projects for Neurodegenerative Diseases

Precision mNedicine is the latest craze in rare disease research. Thankfully for patients, it is completely, 100% centered on improving the quality of their care. Unlike most typical healthcare practices,…

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New Orphan Drug Designation for Potential Spinocerebellar Ataxia Treatment
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New Orphan Drug Designation for Potential Spinocerebellar Ataxia Treatment

Spinocerebellar Ataxia (SCA) refers to a group of neurodegenerative disorders. Ataxias are a component of the nervous system which control movement. SCA occurs when the ataxias in the brain or spinal…

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Electrical Brain Stimulation Could Effectively Treat Neurodegenerative Ataxias

According to Newswise, new findings indicate that electrical stimulation of the spinal cord and brain may be effective in treating symptoms of a group of rare neurological movement disorders, neurodegenerative ataxias.…

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