Year: 2016

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Sport is life! When dreams come true…

I longed for dancing since I was a child. I was fascinated by the grace, the beauty and the elegance of the dancers. I thought it was a fantasy that cannot be realized.  I’ve waited 18 years, but now that dancing is no longer a dream I am very happy!  Dancing is a great

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A new and interesting publication on Mitofusin 2

A new and interesting study, carried out in Usa, about correcting mitochondrial fusion by manipulating mitofusin has just been published by the eminent scientific journal Nature. This might be a whole new approach! Click on the link below: http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaap/ncurrent/full/nature20156.html#author-information

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The world seen from Mitofusin 2 Project website

375 cities, 961 visits, 852 visitors. Those are some data,  coming from analytics, our website www.progettomitofusina.com recorded in year of activity . So, we have been visited by people from New York to Samara, from Bejing to Naples, from St. Petersburg to Palo Alto, through Port Elisabeth and Pape’te, Wynnewood and Reikiavik

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Sport is life! Basket in wheelchair: our boys won the silver medal!

“We can be just like everybody else, even in sports!” (cit. Riccardo e Luigi Tozzi) Sport is life and is for everybody. Competing for something very important relights the flame of your passion and makes you feel really alive. Each of us should find his/her own sport, doing something that

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6th International Charcot-Marie Tooth and Related Neuropathy Consortium (CMTR) Meeting

Sport is life! History of Giusy Barraco, swimming champion with CMT

“Hello everyone..I’m Giusy Barraco, I have CMT type 4A and I’m an Italian swimming Champion. Swimming is my life I have had improvements in both psychological and physical aspects. Thanks to prof. VITA my history of sports and life has been published in the international scientific journal Neuromuscular Disordes. Practice sports and never stop!”

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Federica Rizzo e Agnese Ramirez al Consortium CMTR
6th International Charcot-Marie Tooth and Related Neuropathy Consortium (CMTR) Meeting

The contribution of our researchers to CMTR Consortium

We publish an abstract of the study presented at the CMTR CONSORTIUM by our researchers Dr FEDERICA RIZZO and Dr AGNESE RAMIREZ from Dino Ferrari Center: FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS AND GENOME-WIDE RNA-SEQ OF HUMAN MOTOR NEURONS IMPLICATE SELECTIVE MITOCHONDRIAL DEPLETION, RESISTANCE TO APOPTOSIS AND INCREASED MITOPHAGY IN CHARCOT-MARIE-TOOTH 2A Rizzo F, Ramirez A, Ronchi R.,

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6th International Charcot-Marie Tooth and Related Neuropathy Consortium (CMTR) Meeting

6th International Charcot-Marie Tooth and Related Neuropathy Consortium (CMTR) Meeting

Venice, 8-10 September 2016. We attended the International Scientific Conference on Charcot-Marie Tooth (CMT) disease organized by the Peripheral Nerve Society (PNS) with a special contributions from the italian committee : Dr Davide Pareyson (Milan), Prof. Gian Maria Fabrizi (Verona) and Prof. Angelo Schenone (Genoa). It has been the most important scientific conference on CMT (the previous took

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National Congress of the Italian ACMT-Rete Association (Venice)

As we reported earlier on our Facebook page, we attended the National Congress of the Italian ACMT-Rete Association which was held simultaneously with the CMTR CONSORTIUM. Luisa and Giovannella, who went to Venice on the behalf of Mitofusin 2 Project, have been warmly and gently welcomed: they said it was “a unique experience”. As we promised, we

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Studio finanziato da Progetto Mitofusina 2 su Human Molecular Genetics
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Mitofusin 2 on Human Molecular Genetics

A major study by our Scientific Commitee based at Milan University/ Dino Ferrari Centre, concerning Mitofusin 2, has recently been published by the international scientific magazineHuman Molecular Genetics (from the prestigious Oxford Press): Selective mitochondrial depletion, apoptosis resistance, and increased mitophagy in human Charcot-Marie-Tooth 2A neurons. Click the link below to read

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