Spinal Muscular Atrophy News and Research

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Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a motor neuron disease and the leading genetic cause of death among infants and toddlers. Characterized by selective loss of nerve cells in the spinal cord, the disease leads to increasing muscular weakness and atrophy. Over time, patients afflicted by SMA continue to lose muscle control and strength, leading to progressive inability to walk, stand, sit up and breathe. It is estimated that approximately 1 in 6,000 to 1 in 10,000 infants are born annually worldwide with SMA.
FightSMA to host panel discussions on spinal muscular atrophy

FightSMA to host panel discussions on spinal muscular atrophy

Repligen anticipates 30% increase in total revenues for 2011

Repligen anticipates 30% increase in total revenues for 2011

Quest Diagnostics completes Athena Diagnostics acquisition

Quest Diagnostics completes Athena Diagnostics acquisition

Enzo Life Sciences introduces ELISA system to detect SMN protein

Enzo Life Sciences introduces ELISA system to detect SMN protein

Top-line results from Repligen RG2417 Phase 2b trial results in patients with bipolar depression

Top-line results from Repligen RG2417 Phase 2b trial results in patients with bipolar depression

Scientists discover new way to generate human motor nerve cells

Scientists discover new way to generate human motor nerve cells

San Diego Hospice is California's first provider of unique children care program

San Diego Hospice is California's first provider of unique children care program

PsychoGenics establishes alliance with KineMed to provide specialized neurogenesis services

PsychoGenics establishes alliance with KineMed to provide specialized neurogenesis services

Repligen third quarter total revenue increases 26% to $7,068,000

Repligen third quarter total revenue increases 26% to $7,068,000

Cedars-Sinai receives California Institute grant to develop new technique for specific diseases

Cedars-Sinai receives California Institute grant to develop new technique for specific diseases

RBM, SMA Foundation collaborate to develop plasma protein biomarkers for spinal muscular atrophy

RBM, SMA Foundation collaborate to develop plasma protein biomarkers for spinal muscular atrophy

MDA awards Repligen $1.4M for research of new compound with therapeutic potential for SMA

MDA awards Repligen $1.4M for research of new compound with therapeutic potential for SMA

MDA commits to invest funds in FSMA Quinazoline Program

MDA commits to invest funds in FSMA Quinazoline Program

MDA supports Repligen with $1.4M grant for RG3039 Spinal Muscular Atrophy development program

MDA supports Repligen with $1.4M grant for RG3039 Spinal Muscular Atrophy development program

CSC files IND application to commence Phase I study for Spinal Muscular Atrophy

CSC files IND application to commence Phase I study for Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Comprehensive guide to current practice of intraoperative neurophysiology

Comprehensive guide to current practice of intraoperative neurophysiology

PROTOX closes first tranche of investment by Warburg Pincus

PROTOX closes first tranche of investment by Warburg Pincus

New computational techniques to overcome obstacles in hard-to-study genes

New computational techniques to overcome obstacles in hard-to-study genes

Critical piece of puzzle in treatment of Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Critical piece of puzzle in treatment of Spinal Muscular Atrophy

SMA researchers receive grant for Spinal Muscular Atrophy research

SMA researchers receive grant for Spinal Muscular Atrophy research