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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.
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

Study identifies gene linked to rare, complex diseases

Study identifies gene linked to rare, complex diseases

Synthetic RNA and DNA could reverse protein deficiency that causes Friedreich's ataxia

Synthetic RNA and DNA could reverse protein deficiency that causes Friedreich's ataxia

Cardiac monitoring predicts survival in patients with Friedreich ataxia

Cardiac monitoring predicts survival in patients with Friedreich ataxia

Riluzole ‘a candidate treatment’ for cerebellar ataxia

Riluzole ‘a candidate treatment’ for cerebellar ataxia

USF, FARA to jointly host scientific symposium on Friedreich's ataxia

USF, FARA to jointly host scientific symposium on Friedreich's ataxia

TSRI scientists find simple method to convert human skin cells into sensory neurons

TSRI scientists find simple method to convert human skin cells into sensory neurons

Edison's EPI-743 receives FDA orphan drug designation for treatment of Leigh syndrome

Edison's EPI-743 receives FDA orphan drug designation for treatment of Leigh syndrome

Research suggests that person can slow aging process by exercising regularly

Research suggests that person can slow aging process by exercising regularly

Edison Pharmaceuticals begins EPI-743 clinical trial in children with Pearson syndrome

Edison Pharmaceuticals begins EPI-743 clinical trial in children with Pearson syndrome

FDA grants Fast Track designation to Edison’s lead drug EPI-743

FDA grants Fast Track designation to Edison’s lead drug EPI-743