Friedreich’s Ataxia News present a new study on a vibration device that could help movement coordination for ataxic persons

Resume from the Friedreich’s Ataxia News article, Vibration Device, Equistasi, Seen to Aid Movement in Ataxia Patients in Small Study  “The study, “A Wearable Proprioceptive Stabilizer For Rehabilitation Of Limb And Gait Ataxia In Hereditary Cerebellar Ataxias: A Pilot Open-Labeled Study,” was published in the journal Neurological Sciences. Equistasi is...

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Friedreich’s Ataxia News present a new study on the impacts of cerebellar atrophy on other brain structures

Resume from the Friedreich’s Ataxia News article, Structural Changes May Serve as Biomarker for Ataxia, Study Finds   “Researchers at Italy’s IRCCS Santa Lucia Foundation have found that cerebellar atrophy can affect brain structures related to emotions, thinking and memory, which may in part explain ataxia symptoms. Their results suggest that...

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Liver Growth Factor (LGF) Upregulates Frataxin Protein Expression and Reduces Oxidative Stress in Friedreich’s Ataxia Transgenic Mice

Friedreich’s ataxia (FA) is a severe disorder with autosomal recessive inheritance that is caused by the abnormal expansion of GAA repeat in intron 1 of FRDA gen. This alteration leads to a partial silencing of frataxin transcription, causing a multisystem disorder disease that includes neurological and non-neurological damage. Recent studies...

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Clinical study on HDACIs… (2009)

By Guy D’Anjou, M.D. FRCPC Neurologist, Sainte-Justine Hospital Friedreich’s ataxia (FA) is one of the most frequent neurodegenerative diseases. Its clinical manifestations appear at a critical stage in the development of an individual and affect his autonomy and quality of life. A number of years ago it was discovered that...

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