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Spinal muscular atrophy

Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) patients could get access to drug earlier than expected – Daily Mail

Patients with the devastating genetic condition, spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), could gain access to vital treatment earlier…


Have Scientists Found a Treatment for Spinal Muscular Atrophy? – Medical News Bulletin

Spinal muscular atrophy often leads to an inability to breathe or death. Researchers tested a new gene therapy for the disease. Spinal muscular atrophy…


Most people in favor of screening for spinal muscular atrophy – Science Daily

Research from the University of Warwick indicates that most people are in favour of newborn screening for the potentially deadly condition spinal muscular…


‘I felt like second-class citizen when British Airways denied me boarding’, disabled composer says – Evening Standard

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Nusinersen Improves Motor Function, Survival in Infants With Spinal Muscular Atrophy – Neurology Advisor

Infants with spinal muscular atrophy who receive nusinersen experience greater survival and motor function improvement compared with controls, according to findings from a…


Gene therapy could cure Spinal Muscular Atrophy – ABC Online

A criticism is often levelled at pharmaceutical companies that they don’t seek to cure diseases – they only seek to find a long-term…


New drug enables infants with genetic disorder to live longer, gain motor function – Science Daily

Infants with the most severe form of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) were more likely to show gains in motor function and were 47…


Most would-be parents who carry severe genetic disorders are unaware – The Age

Nearly 90 per cent of couples at risk of having babies with devastating genetic conditions have no family history of the disorders and…


Acadiana family fighting to find a cure for Spinal Muscular Atrophy – KATC Lafayette News

Spinal Muscular Atrophy is a genetic disorder that affects the control of muscle movement. It affects crawling, walking,…


Family fundraising for new wheelchair so 3-year-old girl can go to school – Bath Chronicle

Family and friends are fundraising to buy a three-year-old girl a new wheelchair for her birthday. Isabel Freeman from Midsomer Norton is unable to…

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