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2012-02-27 05:20:00

Writer/Actors Jayce and Tiffany Bartok are very familiar with the damaging effects of the neuromuscular disease “Friedreichs Ataxia.” Jayce wrote and starred in the award-winning movie, “The Cake Eaters,” starring Kristen Stewart, which features Stewart playing the role of “Georgia” who has the disease “Friedreichs Ataxia.” This grabbed Kerry Westfall's attention. Wildomar, CA (PRWEB) February 26, 2012 CEO of the Westfall Foundation, Kerry...

2011-06-10 16:38:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Edison Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today preliminary results obtained on a 28-day phase 2A clinical trial in Friedreich's ataxia. While the primary endpoint of glucose disposition index (a measure of glucose handling by the body) did not show statistically significant improvement, EPI-A0001 did significantly improve neurological function as assessed by the Friedreich's Ataxia Rating Scale (FARS). This double-blind placebo-controlled...

2011-06-08 02:01:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Edison Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has allowed an Expanded Access program to provide EPI-743 to seriously ill patients diagnosed with inherited respiratory chain diseases of the mitochondria. Patients with genetically confirmed disease and patients who meet specific clinical criteria, absent genetic confirmation are both eligible. As of June 1, 2011, 40 seriously ill subjects...

2011-01-13 14:36:35

Scientists have developed Australia's first adult induced pluripotent stem cell lines using skin biopsies from patients with the rare genetic disease Friedreich Ataxia (FA). The study was conducted by the University of Melbourne and Monash Institute of Medical Research and is published in the current online edition of the international journal Stem Cell Reviews and Reports. It is the first time adult pluripotent stem cells, known as iPS cells have been developed for a specific disease in...

2010-12-15 06:00:00

WALTHAM, Mass., Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Repligen Corporation (Nasdaq: RGEN) today announced that the Company has received $1,400,000 in research funding from the Muscular Dystrophy Association ("MDA") to support the ongoing development of RG3039 for Spinal Muscular Atrophy ("SMA"). RG3039, our lead compound, is an inhibitor of an RNA processing enzyme which targets increased production of SMN, a protein of deficient levels in patients with SMA. The goal of this grant is to support...

2010-11-04 17:52:30

The findings could help scientists devise optimal therapies for the devastating disease Embargoed by the journal Cell Stem Cell until November 4, noon, Eastern time "“ Scripps Research Institute scientists have taken a step closer to understanding the cause of Friedreich's ataxia, a debilitating neurological condition that affects tens of thousands of people worldwide, and so far has no cure. Researchers already know that the disease arises from the silencing of the gene FXN, due to an...


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