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IRSF awards $1.5 million for novel basic and translational research programs
Date:1/14/2013

s to IRSF in the history of the organization," commented Steven Kaminsky, PhD, the Chief Science Officer of IRSF. "The astounding response from the science community to our call bodes well for Rett syndrome research and illustrates the growing number of researchers exploring the biology surrounding Rett syndrome and possible treatments that will modify its course." Dr. Kaminsky added, "As more and more fundamental discoveries are made and translated into pre-clinical and clinical trials each year, we get closer to our goal of modifying the biology surrounding Rett syndrome and improving the lives of our Rett patients and their families. With the help of a superb group of reviewers, we have built a plan that funds the best of the best. We look forward to working with these investigators as we continue to push our mission to reverse Rett syndrome."

New Translational Research Awards

  • Kevin Foust, PhD, Ohio State University
    AAV Gene Therapy for MECP2 Duplication
  • Steven Gray, PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    MECP2 gene transfer using novel RTT-specific rAAV vectors
  • Daniel Glaze, MD, Baylor College of Medicine
    Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) Dysregulation in Rett Syndrome: Objective Measures through Pupillometry and ANS Questionnaire
  • Kevin Jones, PhD, University of Colorado-Boulder
    A Screen for Compounds that Regulate BDNF Expression
  • Jay Shapiro, MD, Kennedy Krieger Institute
    Treatment of Osteoporosis in Murine Rett Syndrome Models: A Comparison of Zoledronic Acid vs. Teriparitide on Osteoblast Function, Gene Expression and Bone Mass
  • Dag Yasui, PhD, University Of California-Davis
    Investigation of CHRNA7 Ligands as Potential Rett Therapies

New Basic Research Awards-Regular Research Grants

  • Chinfei Chen, MD, PhD, Children's Hospital Boston Testing for Reversibility of Sensory System Circuitopathy in Mouse Models for RTT
  • Yvonne Nsokika Fondufe-Mi
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Contact: Kathryn Kissam
804-519-6231
International Rett Syndrome Foundation
Source:Eurekalert

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