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Batten disease (also known as Spielmeyer-Vogt-Sjögren-Batten disease) is a rare, fatal autosomal recessive neurodegenerative disorder that begins in childhood. It is the most common form of a group of disorders called neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis (or NCLs).
A Preclinical Solution to Studying Neurological Diseases

A Preclinical Solution to Studying Neurological Diseases

Study reveals connection between two proteins known to be hyperactive in cancer

Study reveals connection between two proteins known to be hyperactive in cancer

OHSU researchers discover disease in monkeys that mimics childhood neurodegenerative disorder

OHSU researchers discover disease in monkeys that mimics childhood neurodegenerative disorder

New therapeutic approach may delay neurodegeneration in rare genetic disease

New therapeutic approach may delay neurodegeneration in rare genetic disease

Raising Awareness of Childhood Dementia

Raising Awareness of Childhood Dementia

FDA approves first drug for treating rare form of Batten disease

FDA approves first drug for treating rare form of Batten disease

Scientists discover treatment that improves symptoms in mouse model of juvenile Batten disease

Scientists discover treatment that improves symptoms in mouse model of juvenile Batten disease

Experts to examine impact of live music on health and morbidity in children with learning disabilities

Experts to examine impact of live music on health and morbidity in children with learning disabilities

Gene therapy may be effective method for treating Niemann-Pick disease, type C1

Gene therapy may be effective method for treating Niemann-Pick disease, type C1

CHOP researchers delay symptoms, extend lifespan in animal model of Batten disease

CHOP researchers delay symptoms, extend lifespan in animal model of Batten disease

Sanford Research scientists develop animal model to study neurodegenerative disease

Sanford Research scientists develop animal model to study neurodegenerative disease

Charlotte charity Taylor's Tale inspires new law to create treatments for rare diseases, spur growth in NC

Charlotte charity Taylor's Tale inspires new law to create treatments for rare diseases, spur growth in NC

NYSCF and Beyond Batten Disease Foundation partner to find cure for juvenile Batten disease

NYSCF and Beyond Batten Disease Foundation partner to find cure for juvenile Batten disease

Expert in gene therapy joins The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Expert in gene therapy joins The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Study addresses how location and sex can affect mouse models in scientific research

Study addresses how location and sex can affect mouse models in scientific research

Enzyme therapy slows progression of Batten disease in dogs

Enzyme therapy slows progression of Batten disease in dogs

Combination therapy may improve life span and motor function of infants with Batten disease

Combination therapy may improve life span and motor function of infants with Batten disease

Study reveals what causes lysosome to overflow in Batten disease

Study reveals what causes lysosome to overflow in Batten disease

Rochester receives $1M FDA, BDRSA grant to begin first controlled clinical trial in Juvenile Batten disease

Rochester receives $1M FDA, BDRSA grant to begin first controlled clinical trial in Juvenile Batten disease

Genetic mutation linked to Kufs disease

Genetic mutation linked to Kufs disease