Friedreich’s ataxia


Mum with rare condition mistakenly stopped for ‘drink driving’ and refused nightclub entry – Derbyshire Live

A Belper mum-of-two who was refused nightclub entry and stopped by the police due to misunderstandings surrounding…


Breath Testing Shows Promise as Reliable, Simple Method for Diagnosing FA, Other Diseases – Friedreich’s Ataxia News

Breath testing holds potential as an accurate, simple, and noninvasive diagnostic tool for Friedreich’s ataxia (FA) and…


Neurodegenerative disease mechanism and potential drug identified – University of California – Davis

Two new studies of progressive, neurodegenerative diseases linked to defects in cells’ mitochondria offer hope for developing a new biomarker for research and…


Disabled man slipped out of his wheelchair and suffocated after his carer didn’t show up at his house – Daily Mail

The heartbroken family of a disabled man has spoken out after he fell out of his wheelchair and suffocated when his carer failed…


Discovery of a gene associated with a set of poorly understood rare diseases – Biology News Net (press release) (registration)

In this regard, IRB Barcelona is currently conducting about 20 studies in rare diseases, among them Lafora disease, Kennedy syndrome, diverse type of…


Avalanche Biotechnologies (AAVL) and Annapurna Therapeutics Announce Merger –

… consist of Avalanche’s existing ophthalmic programs and four new gene therapy based programs, which are focused on Alpha1-antitrypsin (A1AT) deficiency, cardiomyopathy associated…


Airdrie girls with Friedreich’s ataxia get home from anonymous donor –

Earlier this year, Shanna Leavitt learned both her daughters Kadence, 11, and Addison, 9, have Friedreich’s ataxia — a rare genetic neurological disease…


Disabled entrepreneur who fought for life in hospital launches awards for unsung Doncaster heroes – Doncaster Today

Wheelchair user Shane Bratby, who suffers from Friedreich’s ataxia which damages the nervous system, caught pneumonia while waiting in the rain for a…


Gordon Gray fundraises for Batten disease to find cure for daughters Gwenyth and Charlotte – Daily Mail

A Hollywood producer’s desperate bid to save his two young daughters from a rare brain disease has taken over Facebook and Twitter as…


Kayaking for a cure: two men battle gale force winds to raise funds for rare disease research – ABC Online

Mr Skelton’s wife suffers from Friedreich’s ataxia, a hereditary and incurable disease affecting the central nervous system and heart. “My wife has trouble…

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