United Leukodystrophy Foundation
Located in DeKalb, Illinois, the United Leukodystrophy Foundation (ULF), is a nonprofit, voluntary health organization dedicated to providing patients and their families with information about their disease and assistance in identifying sources of medical care, social services, and genetic counseling; establishing a communication network among families; increasing public awareness and acting as an information source for health care providers; and promoting and supporting research into causes, treatments, and prevention of the leukodystrophies. Leukodystrophies comprise a group of genetic nervous system disorders affecting the myelin sheath, which insulates the axon through which nerve impulses are conducted. Incorporated in 1982, the United Leukodystrophy Foundation is solely supported and funded by donations.
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Patient Worthy Posts on Leukodystrophy
Rare disease research is often underrepresented in the field of science. However, recent developments have made researchers more interested in studying this group of diseases.
The first US patient has been dosed with the drug MIN-102 as part of a clinical trial into its effects in patients with adrenomyeloneuropathy. For
A Phase 1/2 clinical trial of the experimental drug NV1205 in patients with childhood cerebral adrenoleukodystrophy (CCALD) has been initiated, announced NeuroVia Inc. The source