Latest Beyond Batten Disease Foundation 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...

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...

2011-01-12 13:01:00

SANTA FE, N.M. and AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new universal carrier-screening test shows promise for accurately identifying a couple's risk of conceiving a child with any one of 448 devastating and fatal childhood genetic diseases, as described in a peer-reviewed paper published today in the journal, Science Translational Medicine. Developed by the National Center for Genome Resources (NCGR) with funding provided by The Beyond Batten Disease Foundation (BBDF), the...

2009-08-10 08:52:00

LEXINGTON, Mass. and HEIDELBERG, Germany, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Center for Genome Resources (NCGR) has selected febit's DNA-capture method, HybSelect(TM), to re-sequence the exons of genes involved in over 400 of the most devastating childhood diseases with the ultimate goal of developing genetic tests to detect carrier status for recessive genetic diseases in prospective parents. In this collaboration the NCGR will bring its experience in comprehensive Illumina sequencing...

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