Quantcast

Latest Batten disease Stories

2014-09-18 23:04:52

Beyond Batten Disease Foundation Delivers the Largest Investment in the History of Batten Research to Texas Children’s Hospital Houston, TX (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 No treatment. No cure. Fatal. That’s what the parents of six-year old Will Herndon of The Woodlands were told when their son was diagnosed with a disorder that strikes young, otherwise healthy children. Will, now eleven, is blind and the family is heartbroken, but driven to find a cure. They are speaking for the first...

2014-08-09 23:04:05

Emily Gimble's new single, “Mighty Like a Rose,” is available for download through many online music distributors. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) August 09, 2014 Pianist, vocalist and newest member of Asleep at the Wheel, Emily Gimble has a brand new single, “Mighty Like a Rose,” currently available for downloads on the web at CD Baby.com, iTunes, Amazon and other online distributors. All proceeds benefit Beyond Batten Disease Foundation (BBDF), a nonprofit organization established to...

2014-04-01 23:23:22

Dr. Beverly Davidson Researches Novel Treatments for Neurological Diseases Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 Beverly L. Davidson, Ph.D., a nationally prominent expert in gene therapy, is joining The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) today. Dr. Davidson, who investigates gene therapy for neurodegenerative diseases, arrives from the Center for Gene Therapy at the University of Iowa. She served as associate director at that Center, as well as director of the Gene Therapy...

2012-12-17 05:00:45

In this season of giving, in lieu of a party, Paramount Merchant Funding opted for an office fundraiser with staff, family, friends, vendors and other supporters gathering at a Times Square bowling alley to raise $15,000 for research on behalf of non-profit Noah´s Hope, founded to support children battling the fatal Batten disease. New York, NY (PRWEB) December 17, 2012 The office holiday party season is in full swing here and around the country. But not for Paramount Merchant...

2012-03-16 11:10:09

Infants with Batten disease, a rare but fatal neurological disorder, appear healthy at birth. But within a few short years, the illness takes a heavy toll, leaving children blind, speechless and paralyzed. Most die by age 5. There are no effective treatments for the disease, which can also strike older children. And several therapeutic approaches, evaluated in mouse models and in young children, have produced disappointing results. But now, working in mice with the infantile form of...

2011-09-12 11:18:25

Earlier this year, an international consortium of researchers showed that a master gene called transcription factor EB or TFEB controls both the mechanism by which debris is gathered up in cell and that which destroys it. In a report in the current issue of the journal Developmental Cell, Dr. Andrea Ballabio, scientific director at the Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine in Naples Italy, and a professor of molecular and human genetics at Baylor College of Medicine and the Jan and...

2011-05-27 13:31:15

Cells, like ordinary households, produce "garbage" "“ debris and dysfunctional elements - that need disposal. When the mechanism for taking out this garbage fails, rare genetic diseases called lysosomal storage disorders (including Tay-Sachs, Batten and Fabry disease) can disable and even kill the children they affect. In adults, such failure leads to neurodegenerative diseases that occur later in life, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. An international partnership between...

2011-05-09 10:55:00

AUSTIN, Texas, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hundreds of runners are getting ready for the May 14-15 "Run to the Sun" overnight relay through the Texas Hill Country to help fight Batten disease and more than 600 additional, serious and often fatal, inherited, childhood illnesses. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110509/LA97942) Benefiting Beyond Batten Disease Foundation, the run starts at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, atop Austin's scenic Mount Bonnell and finishes at...

2011-03-22 09:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Beyond Batten Disease Foundation is recruiting volunteers for the first-ever overnight relay event, Run to the Sun. The relay will begin at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 14th at Mount Bonnell and runners will wind their way through the Hill Country before finishing at Enchanted Rock State Park on Sunday morning, May 15th. The sunrise finale will include gospel singers, breakfast and activities for runners, their families and volunteers....

2011-01-26 04:00:00

DANA POINT, Calif., Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Monday, February 28, 2011, is the 4th annual Rare Disease Day -- a day when people worldwide will show their support for the millions of people suffering from rare diseases and disorders. According to statistics from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), there are approximately 7000 different rare diseases that together affect over 25 million Americans and about 250 million people globally. It is estimated that 80% of rare diseases are...


Word of the Day
reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
Related