Navigation Links
Momentum builds in quest to find cure for childhood brain disease
Date:2/19/2013

How do you find a cure for a devastating pediatric brain disease so rare that it can take decades to build a meaningful research base?

In 2010, the parents of a patient created the Rasmussen Encephalitis (RE) Children's Project to help solve this problem. In a short amount of time, the foundation has raised funds to establish a consortium of top researchers, build a collection of samples of the disease from around the world and support projects to study the disease tissue and search for genetic links. The goal is to find a cure.

Researchers at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA have played a vital role in the ongoing research, and the foundation recently provided a second round of funding to continue their work. The gift of $125,000 builds on the organization's donation of $111,000 made in 2011.

"We are still in the early stages of research, but our momentum is building," said Seth H. Wohlberg, founder of the RE Children's Project, and father of Grace, 15, who was stricken by the disease when she was 10 years old. "One of our key accomplishments has been to create an international system so that we can coordinate and transfer RE brain tissue and DNA material from the patients and parents. Collecting these samples is vital to advancing the research."

With the additional funding, UCLA researchers will apply cutting-edge DNA sequencing technology to determine whether a virus, or some other infectious agent, causes RE. They also plan to develop an animal model of the disease using cells obtained from the RE samples.

The researchers include Dr. Gary Mathern, professor of pediatric neurosurgery and director of the UCLA Pediatric Epilepsy Program at Mattel Children's Hospital; Carol Kruse, professor of neurosurgery; and Geoffrey Owens, visiting assistant researcher in neurosurgery.

"I am grateful to collaborate with a devoted father who has taken on the enormous task of advancing research fo
'/>"/>

Contact: Amy Albin
aalbin@mednet.ucla.edu
310-794-8672
University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Novel surgery removes rare tumor, rebuilds face and jaw
2. As Heat Builds, Take Steps to Protect Yourself
3. Most Prefer That Men Pop the Question, Survey Finds
4. Request A Test Offers 10% off of Heart Health Testing in February 2013
5. hCGTreatments / Diet Doc hCG Diets & Weight Loss Plans Announces My Diet Doc Health Questionnaire Providing Symptom Based Medical Weight Loss
6. DrugRisk Pradaxa Lawsuit Update: Court Denys Boehringer’s Protective Order Request
7. The FSH Society Answers Questions About the New Gene for FSH Muscular Dystrophy
8. Study Questions Importance of Triggers in Setting Off Migraines
9. Norah Guide with Premium Astrology Now Answers Reader’s Questions Directly
10. New Website Launched - Astro Answer – Focuses on Answering Questions with Faster Response Times
11. Popping the question is his job
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Momentum builds in quest to find cure for childhood brain disease
(Date:8/3/2015)... ... 03, 2015 , ... From 2006-2017 the number of dental ... market research compiled for the National Association of Dental Laboratories ( NADL ) ... of Labor Statistics. As the number of dental laboratories decreases, dentists will have ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... ... August 03, 2015 , ... Dignity Health named Dr. Norris A. Baldwin, ... Room – Gilbert, opening in August. The new facility is licensed under ... Valley. , “Dr. Baldwin is an excellent leader and will ensure our new ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... ... ... Constantin Vasilica, 48 from Romania wanted to have an alternative healing doctor for ... suffering and using medications with strong side effects. This had already forced him to ... or wait longer hours in the waiting rooms. Instead, he went home at the ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... August 03, 2015 , ... Foot ... of a new associate podiatrist, creating the largest medical practice in the Mid-Atlantic region ... ankle medicine. FASMA operates 21 locations with 33 doctors. , Dr. Hetal Kathrotiya-Mago is ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... ... August 03, 2015 , ... The American Institute ... an agreement to collaborate across a wide range of initiatives ranging from code ... among architects. , “Our combined membership, consisting of practicing design professionals, code officials, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Dental Association Announces Impending Reduction of Dental Laboratories Could Impact Dentists 2Health News:Dental Association Announces Impending Reduction of Dental Laboratories Could Impact Dentists 3Health News:Dignity Health Names Dr. Norris A. Baldwin, Jr. Facility Medical Director of New Freestanding Emergency Room 2Health News:Dignity Health Names Dr. Norris A. Baldwin, Jr. Facility Medical Director of New Freestanding Emergency Room 3Health News:Chinese Health Care Provider Heshoutang Now Give Patients Complimentary Online Healing Options 2Health News:Chinese Health Care Provider Heshoutang Now Give Patients Complimentary Online Healing Options 3Health News:Leading Foot and Ankle Medical Practice Adds Three New Podiatrists 2Health News:Leading Foot and Ankle Medical Practice Adds Three New Podiatrists 3Health News:Leading Foot and Ankle Medical Practice Adds Three New Podiatrists 4Health News:Architects, International Code Council Ink Five-Year Collaborative Agreement 2Health News:Architects, International Code Council Ink Five-Year Collaborative Agreement 3
... 6 Mergent, Inc., administrator for the,Healthshares(TM) Indexes, ... Exchange Traded Funds, today announced the following,changes with ... May 9, 2008:,Masimo Corporation (Nasdaq: MASI ) ... in the HealthShares(TM) Composite Index, Quest,Diagnostics Inc (NYSE: ...
... Traffic Reached Record Levels of 51.9 Million Unique Monthly Users and ... ... Health Corp. (Nasdaq:,WBMD) today announced financial results for the three months ... quarter, as,WebMD continued to consolidate its position as the leading source ...
... the annual shareholders,meeting of Sigma-Aldrich Corporation (Nasdaq: SIAL ... re-elected: David R. Harvey, W. Lee,McCollum, Jai P. Nagarkatti, ... R. G. Sear, D. Dean Spatz and Barrett A. ... of Medtronic, Inc., was,elected to her first term as ...
... deals another blow to homocysteine theory , , TUESDAY, May ... supplements aimed at reducing blood levels of the amino ... and stroke, a long-term study found. , It,s the ... lowering homocysteine levels could reduce the incidence of cardiovascular ...
... Healthcare Workers Demonstrate to Protect Their Voice & Vote ... The battle,over the direction of the Service Employees International ... of hearings was held to,determine the fate of more ... Workers -- West (UHW). UHW represents 150,000,caregivers in hospitals, ...
... Epitomics, Inc. announced,today that its Hangzhou subsidiary has ... of its novel line of rabbit monoclonal,antibodies. "This ... quality management and ultimately the finest quality,antibodies available ... Yu,President and CEO of Epitomics, Inc., "ISO ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Mergent, Inc. Announces Changes to the HealthShares(TM) Composite, Enabling Technologies, Autoimmune-Inflammation, Cancer, Cardiology and Neuroscience Indexes 2Health News:Mergent, Inc. Announces Changes to the HealthShares(TM) Composite, Enabling Technologies, Autoimmune-Inflammation, Cancer, Cardiology and Neuroscience Indexes 3Health News:Mergent, Inc. Announces Changes to the HealthShares(TM) Composite, Enabling Technologies, Autoimmune-Inflammation, Cancer, Cardiology and Neuroscience Indexes 4Health News:WebMD Announces First Quarter Financial Results 2Health News:WebMD Announces First Quarter Financial Results 3Health News:WebMD Announces First Quarter Financial Results 4Health News:WebMD Announces First Quarter Financial Results 5Health News:WebMD Announces First Quarter Financial Results 6Health News:WebMD Announces First Quarter Financial Results 7Health News:WebMD Announces First Quarter Financial Results 8Health News:WebMD Announces First Quarter Financial Results 9Health News:WebMD Announces First Quarter Financial Results 10Health News:WebMD Announces First Quarter Financial Results 11Health News:WebMD Announces First Quarter Financial Results 12Health News:WebMD Announces First Quarter Financial Results 13Health News:WebMD Announces First Quarter Financial Results 14Health News:WebMD Announces First Quarter Financial Results 15Health News:WebMD Announces First Quarter Financial Results 16Health News:WebMD Announces First Quarter Financial Results 17Health News:WebMD Announces First Quarter Financial Results 18Health News:WebMD Announces First Quarter Financial Results 19Health News:WebMD Announces First Quarter Financial Results 20Health News:Sigma-Aldrich Shareholders Elect Directors and Ratify Auditor; Directors Declare Quarterly Dividend 2Health News:Folic Acid Doesn't Help the Heart 2Health News:SEIU Retaliates Against California Caregivers & Democratic Reform Movement 2Health News:Epitomics receives ISO 9001 certification for the production of Rabbit Monoclonal Antibodies. 2
(Date:8/2/2015)... , Aug. 3, 2015  Isis Pharmaceuticals, ... announced a strategic collaboration to discover and develop ... The new collaboration builds on a broad existing ... strategic approach in these therapeutic areas using novel ... extend use of its antisense technology to diseases ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... 2015  In today,s ever-changing marketplace, call centers must ... increasingly connected, and increasingly impatient with slow service. The ... channels and tools is driving call centers to explore ... According to research by benchmarking firm, Best Practices, ... in a call center study realize the impact of ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... 2015 RnRMarketResearch.com adds Syringes ... report that provides an overview of syringes and ... from in-house databases, secondary and primary research. ... products pipeline spread across 124 pages, talking about ... and 5 figures is now available at ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:AstraZeneca and Isis Pharmaceuticals to Discover and Develop Antisense Drugs for Cardiovascular, Metabolic and Renal Diseases 2AstraZeneca and Isis Pharmaceuticals to Discover and Develop Antisense Drugs for Cardiovascular, Metabolic and Renal Diseases 3AstraZeneca and Isis Pharmaceuticals to Discover and Develop Antisense Drugs for Cardiovascular, Metabolic and Renal Diseases 4Best Practices in Building World-Class Consumer & Over-the-Counter Call Centers 2Syringes and Needles Market Products Pipeline Review 2015 Report 2Syringes and Needles Market Products Pipeline Review 2015 Report 3Syringes and Needles Market Products Pipeline Review 2015 Report 4Syringes and Needles Market Products Pipeline Review 2015 Report 5
... CHICAGO, Nov. 10 Advanced Life Sciences Holdings, ... engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of novel ... respiratory diseases, today announced its financial results for the ... (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080218/ALSLOGO ) , The net loss ...
... NEW YORK, Nov. 10 Reportlinker.com announces ... available in its catalogue. , The ... Market Outlook , http://www.reportlinker.com/p0158356/The-Global-Drug-Delivery-Market-Research-Trends-and-Market-Outlook.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=prnewswire ... drug delivery industry has in recent years ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Advanced Life Sciences Announces Third Quarter 2009 Financial Results 2Advanced Life Sciences Announces Third Quarter 2009 Financial Results 3Advanced Life Sciences Announces Third Quarter 2009 Financial Results 4Advanced Life Sciences Announces Third Quarter 2009 Financial Results 5Advanced Life Sciences Announces Third Quarter 2009 Financial Results 6Advanced Life Sciences Announces Third Quarter 2009 Financial Results 7Advanced Life Sciences Announces Third Quarter 2009 Financial Results 8Advanced Life Sciences Announces Third Quarter 2009 Financial Results 9Advanced Life Sciences Announces Third Quarter 2009 Financial Results 10Reportlinker Adds The Global Drug Delivery Market: Research Trends and Market Outlook 2Reportlinker Adds The Global Drug Delivery Market: Research Trends and Market Outlook 3Reportlinker Adds The Global Drug Delivery Market: Research Trends and Market Outlook 4Reportlinker Adds The Global Drug Delivery Market: Research Trends and Market Outlook 5Reportlinker Adds The Global Drug Delivery Market: Research Trends and Market Outlook 6Reportlinker Adds The Global Drug Delivery Market: Research Trends and Market Outlook 7Reportlinker Adds The Global Drug Delivery Market: Research Trends and Market Outlook 8Reportlinker Adds The Global Drug Delivery Market: Research Trends and Market Outlook 9Reportlinker Adds The Global Drug Delivery Market: Research Trends and Market Outlook 10Reportlinker Adds The Global Drug Delivery Market: Research Trends and Market Outlook 11
Instrument necessary for insertion of Ritleng Bicanaliculus systems and of Self-Threading Monoka systems....
... This unique system uses prolene as thread-guide ... intubation. The hollow Ritleng Probe is inserted ... prolene thread-guide is fed through it. The ... thread to pull the silicone tubing in ...
... system uses prolene as thread-guide reducing time ... hollow Ritleng Probe is inserted into the ... is fed through it. The probe is ... pull the silicone tubing in place. Newly ...
For Canalicular Stenosis in Infants. Medical grade silicone. Note: Can also be used in DCR because of its high flexibility. Probe entirely embedded in silicone tubing (non-traumatic). Box of 3, steri...
Medicine Products: