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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.
MDA awards 42 medical researchers and labs over $21M for critical neuromuscular research

MDA awards 42 medical researchers and labs over $21M for critical neuromuscular research

Muscular dystrophy: $1M grant for study of erectile dysfunction drugs in improving muscle blood flow

Muscular dystrophy: $1M grant for study of erectile dysfunction drugs in improving muscle blood flow

Cardiologist receives grant to study impact of erectile dysfunction drugs on muscular dystrophy patients

Cardiologist receives grant to study impact of erectile dysfunction drugs on muscular dystrophy patients

PhRMA President honors Ron and Raychel Bartek for driving awareness of Friedreich's ataxia

PhRMA President honors Ron and Raychel Bartek for driving awareness of Friedreich's ataxia

NAF to hold third annual Ataxia Investigators Meeting in Rosemont

NAF to hold third annual Ataxia Investigators Meeting in Rosemont

PTC Therapeutics initiates additional clinical trial of ataluren in boys and young men with nmDBMD

PTC Therapeutics initiates additional clinical trial of ataluren in boys and young men with nmDBMD

Findings could pave way for new therapeutic approaches for Friedreich's ataxia

Findings could pave way for new therapeutic approaches for Friedreich's ataxia

Test tube experiments show slight changes in protein chemistry can eliminate Huntington's disease in mice

Test tube experiments show slight changes in protein chemistry can eliminate Huntington's disease in mice

Repligen receives $731,000 to support ongoing development of new treatments for Friedreich's ataxia

Repligen receives $731,000 to support ongoing development of new treatments for Friedreich's ataxia

New approach to protein misfolding may lead to novel therapies for a number of diseases

New approach to protein misfolding may lead to novel therapies for a number of diseases

Second-quarter fiscal 2010 results announced by Repligen

Second-quarter fiscal 2010 results announced by Repligen

Researchers discover potential treatment for Friedreich's ataxia

Researchers discover potential treatment for Friedreich's ataxia

Major advance in understanding Friedreich's ataxia

Major advance in understanding Friedreich's ataxia

Breakthrough in crippling childhood disease Friedreich's ataxia

Breakthrough in crippling childhood disease Friedreich's ataxia

Moonlighting enzyme linked to Friedreich's ataxia

Moonlighting enzyme linked to Friedreich's ataxia

Idebenone continues to show promise in treating Friedreich’s ataxia (FA)

Idebenone continues to show promise in treating Friedreich’s ataxia (FA)