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Jul 25 @ 12:50 am

Brookhaven National Lab Conducts New Brain Imaging Study That Holds Promise for A-T

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Jul 25 @ 12:50 am

Recent Publications Look at G-tube Satisfaction, Critical Care and Surgical Risks in A-T Patients

Three papers have been published recently in the scientific literature describing: 1) gastrostomy tube (G-tube) safety and satisfaction in patients with A-T; 2) the care of critically ill A-T patients and 3) the care of patients with A-T undergoing operations…

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Jul 25 @ 12:50 am

California Researcher Continues Development of a Cell Model for A-T

The A-T Children’s Project has granted funding for Yang Xu, PhD from the University of California, San Diego to continue development of a stem cell-based model for A-T. This type of “disease-in-a-dish” model can be used to screen hundreds of…

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Jul 25 @ 12:50 am

Young LSU Investigator Receives Post Doctoral Fellowship Award

Benjamin Siddoway, PhD from the Louisiana State University (LSU) Health Sciences Center is the first recipient of the A-T Children’s Project’s Post Doctoral Fellowship Award for his grant entitled “Addressing neurological dysfunction in A-T: Investigation into novel, physiologic ATM activation…

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Jul 25 @ 12:50 am

Two New Research Projects to Focus on Cell Death and Consequences in the Brain

The A-T Children’s Project is funding two new research grants that may provide insights regarding brain function in A-T. The Florida-based Wobbly Feet Foundation has agreed to co-fund part of each grant in an on-going partnership to accelerate A-T research….

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Jul 25 @ 12:50 am

Examining the Benefits of Inspiratory Muscle Strength Training

The A-T Children’s Project and the A-T Society in the United Kingdom have jointly awarded a grant to Emma Ross PhD, from the University of Brighton in England, entitled “Inspiratory muscle training in patients with Ataxia-Telangiectasia.” Lung disease is a…

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Jul 25 @ 12:50 am

Johns Hopkins Hospital: Ground-breaking Paper Helps Doctors Manage Lung Problems in A-T

Lung problems cause sickness and death in many patients with ataxia-telangiectasia (A-T). However, a lack of information from following A-T patients’ lung disease over time has limited doctors’ knowledge of these critical problems. With the goal of providing expert advice…

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Jul 25 @ 12:50 am

Progress Report: MD Anderson Cancer Center Investigator Uncovers New Roles for the A-T Protein in Blood and Brain Cells

Since the late 1990s, Paul K.Y. Wong, PhD, from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has been exploring what goes wrong in blood and brain cells when the A-T protein is missing. Although A-T is not the primary…

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Jul 25 @ 12:50 am

NIH Spearheads “NEXT” for Pediatric Neurological Trials

Over the last few years, the Children’s Neurobiological Solutions (CNS) Foundation and the A-T Children’s Project (A-TCP) began to realize that a critical gap existed in the path to bringing potential therapies to the clinic for children with neurological di…

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Jul 25 @ 12:50 am

Meet the Johnsons

2011: It was Thanksgiving two years ago when Addison Johnson thought she was suffering from heartburn. It was soon apparent she was in fact going into labor with triplets. Local hospital officials felt it best that she go to a…

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