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Friedreich's ataxia is an inherited disease that causes progressive damage to the nervous system resulting in symptoms ranging from gait disturbance and speech problems to heart disease. A well-known celebrity afflicted with Friedreich's ataxia is former major leaguer and noted historian Clinton Stewart.
Using motion capture technology and AI to monitor the progression of movement disorders

Using motion capture technology and AI to monitor the progression of movement disorders

Study explores cellular alterations in six distinct neurodegenerative diseases

Study explores cellular alterations in six distinct neurodegenerative diseases

NEJM study shows hidden genetic anomaly behind common late-onset cerebellar ataxia

NEJM study shows hidden genetic anomaly behind common late-onset cerebellar ataxia

Increasing Awareness Surrounding Ataxia

Increasing Awareness Surrounding Ataxia

Study addresses multiple challenges of the pathogenesis of Huntington's disease

Study addresses multiple challenges of the pathogenesis of Huntington's disease

£1.6 million grant awarded to advance development of MND drug candidate

£1.6 million grant awarded to advance development of MND drug candidate

Gene therapy used to overcome the cardiac effects of Freidreich’s ataxia

Gene therapy used to overcome the cardiac effects of Freidreich’s ataxia

Developing Vaccines and Therapeutics by Exploiting Structure in Spherical Nucleic Acids

Developing Vaccines and Therapeutics by Exploiting Structure in Spherical Nucleic Acids

Exercise has profound protective effect in mouse models of Friedreich's ataxia

Exercise has profound protective effect in mouse models of Friedreich's ataxia

New molecular mechanism can reverse genetic defect responsible for Friedreich's ataxia

New molecular mechanism can reverse genetic defect responsible for Friedreich's ataxia

C-Path and FARA announce launch of Friedreich's Ataxia Integrated Clinical Database

C-Path and FARA announce launch of Friedreich's Ataxia Integrated Clinical Database

Newly designed molecule could benefit people with Friedrich's Ataxia

Newly designed molecule could benefit people with Friedrich's Ataxia

New method to speed up genetic diagnosis of Huntington’s disease

New method to speed up genetic diagnosis of Huntington’s disease

Electrical stimulation of the brain may help treat symptoms of neurodegenerative ataxias

Electrical stimulation of the brain may help treat symptoms of neurodegenerative ataxias

Researchers uncover cause of rare childhood neurodegenerative disease

Researchers uncover cause of rare childhood neurodegenerative disease

UCLA researchers reveal reversibility of Friedreich's ataxia in mouse models

UCLA researchers reveal reversibility of Friedreich's ataxia in mouse models

Early intervention may be crucial to successful treatment of Friedreich's ataxia

Early intervention may be crucial to successful treatment of Friedreich's ataxia

Single infusion of wildtype HSPCs halts cellular damage caused by neuromuscular disorder in mice

Single infusion of wildtype HSPCs halts cellular damage caused by neuromuscular disorder in mice

Studies offer hope for developing new biomarker and drug for neurodegenerative diseases

Studies offer hope for developing new biomarker and drug for neurodegenerative diseases

New wonder compound offers strong protection against harmful effects of UVA rays

New wonder compound offers strong protection against harmful effects of UVA rays