Latest Spinal muscular atrophy Stories

2013-12-18 15:08:14

Research team identified Neurexin2 as a novel target for potential therapy of neurodegeneration in Spinal Muscular Atrophy patients A recent study led by scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) opens a possible new route for treatment of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), a devastating disease that is the most common genetic cause of infant death and also affects young adults. As there is currently no known cure for SMA, the new discovery gives a strong boost to the fight...

2013-12-09 23:22:43

It describes the scientific strategy behind Antisense Drugs. It also provides updates on the ongoing research and clinical trials for this class of SMA drugs. Elk Grove Village, IL (PRWEB) December 09, 2013 Families of SMA has released a new edition of the Compass Newsletter, a publication dedicated to research updates. This newsletter was produced in a collaboration between Families of SMA, Biogen Idec, and Isis Pharmaceuticals. It describes the scientific strategy behind Antisense...

2013-11-18 23:24:29

FightSMA Thrilled to Make Announcement After Years of Advocacy by Families Across the U.S. Washington, DC (PRWEB) November 18, 2013 FightSMA (http://www.fightsma.org) is tremendously proud to announce that after years of passionate advocacy by families across the country the United States Senate passed the National Pediatric Research Network Act (NPRNA) Nov. 14 by unanimous consent.  The legislation, which the U.S. House approved on Tuesday, Nov.12, now heads to the President's...

2013-11-13 23:01:06

Bill authorizes the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support the creation of up to 20 pediatric research consortia focused on diseases such as Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Washington, DC (PRWEB) November 13, 2013 National legislation to advance spinal muscular atrophy research took a giant leap forward on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 with the passage by the U.S. House of Representatives of the National Pediatric Research Network Act (NPRNA). The NPRNA has been supported by a coalition of...

2013-10-31 23:37:18

Stanton Smiles“Dr. Robert B Stanton DMD” and his friends are attending The Gala of Hope. A South Florida fundraising event with one goal: To fund a cure for Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 In his never-ending pursuit to help his community, Dr. Robert B Stanton is joining the fight against Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) by donating a Zoom Whitening Treatment, buying tickets to the Gala and participating in the auction. The money raised from his...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.