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Beyond Batten Disease Foundation and American Brain Foundation Launch First Clinical Research Fellowship to Treat and Cure Juvenile Batten Disease
Date:6/26/2012

Austin, TX (PRWEB) June 26, 2012

Beyond Batten Disease Foundation today announced that it is partnering with the American Brain Foundation (formerly the American Academy of Neurology Foundation) to create the first clinical research fellowship for developing a treatment and cure for juvenile Batten disease.

The “Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Juvenile Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis” is an important milestone in the fight against juvenile Batten disease because it will help translate basic research findings quickly and efficiently into medical practice, benefiting children who have the devastating, fatal illness.

Juvenile Batten disease is a rare, inherited, neurodegenerative condition with symptoms first appearing around the age of six. It initially causes vision loss leading to total blindness and then seizures. The malady progressively impairs cognitive and motor capacities, and typically results in death by the late teens or 20s. Launched in 2008, Beyond Batten Disease Foundation supports research to develop a treatment and cure for juvenile Batten disease and also to prevent it, along with hundreds of other serious, genetic, childhood sicknesses.

The new, two-year, $130,000 fellowship comes in the wake of declining government support for Batten disease research. Over the past five years, funding from the National Institutes of Health has decreased by 20 percent. However, there has never been a more promising time for this research, according to Danielle Kerkovich, PhD, Principal Scientist at the Beyond Batten Disease Foundation.

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