Year: 2017

CMT2A

Happy holidays

Thanks to our partners, supporters, friends who helped us to support our research project through their initiatives. Thanks to the many patients all over the world who joined and help us to raise awareness of our pathology. A great thanks to our Professors and researchers who work with passion. Happy

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LACTOSE: instruction for use

Lactose is the milk sugar.  It is a complex sugar which cannot be digested and absorbed by our gastrointestinal tract before being broken down into the two simple sugars it is made of: glucose and galactose. For this to be able to happen, a proper amount of the enzyme lactase has to

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ANAESTHESIA: useful information for patients suffering from CMT and other neuromuscular diseases (part 2)

Local and general anaesthesia might imply some risks for patients suffering from neuromuscular disease because of a series of problems dealing with neuropathies (as we said in our previous article: ANAESTHESIA: useful information for patients suffering from CMT and other neuromuscular diseases). Concerning the Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, we would like to give you some more information

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ANAESTHESIA: useful information for patients suffering from CMT and other neuromuscular diseases (part 1)

Local and general anaesthesia may imply some risks for patients suffering from CMT or other neuromuscular diseases since their neurological response might be abnormal compared to that of other patients. Some common problems dealing with neuropathies (as respiratory problems, paralysis of the vocal chords, diabetes etc) might be present: if they are, doctors

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“CMT: between hope and reality”

CMT: between hope and reality is the title of the Congress organized by CMT France  last March, 25 in Poitiers.  “This year we can finally talk about hope” said Daniel Tanesse, Vice President and Head of the Congresses the association regularly organizes every year to gather its members and talking about important issues concerning Charcot-Marie-Tooth

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Fava bean puree paired with cooked chicory to fight spring tiredness

Spring is finally here. Temperatures rise, colors light up, days get longer and everything is being reborn… everything except us! We feel off and in a bad mood, our memory is fading a bit: those are the typical symptoms of “sore spring season”. Nothing to worry about… our body is struggling to keep

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ACCELERON

Acceleron Announces Plans to Initiate a Phase 2 Trial of ACE-083 in Charcot-Marie-Tooth Neuromuscular Disease

Acceleron announced that in the second half of 2017 it plans to initiate a Phase 2 clinical trial of ACE-083, the Company’s locally acting muscle agent, for the treatment of patients with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT). This drug whose purpose is to both reinforce and raise locally the volume of the leg muscle has been already

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Gene Table of Neuromuscular Disorders

In response to recent discoveries of further implicated genes (and related mutations) in  Charcot-Marie-Tooth , the classification table of the different types relevant to this neuropathy has increased significantly. In particular, with regard to the CMT2 axonal type we arrived to classify the different forms until the letter Z ( CMT2Z ). You can see the updated

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SOFT EXOSUIT: a next generation soft wearable robots

The SOFT EXOSUIT is a next generation soft wearable robots using innovative textiles developed at the University of Harvard’s Biodesign Laboratory. Designed for people who are not paralyzed (but have difficulties in moving), this device acts in the leg muscles and not in the joints. You know about the exoskeleton already? That is a

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CMT2A: recent interesting scientific studies published on Pubmed

We would like to bring some scientific studies about CMT2A we recently found on Pubmedto your attention. We divided them by country as we usually do on our website, in the section Resources, where you can find a large literature about Charcot-Marie-Tooth type 2A.  ITALY A scientific study about zebrafish carried out in the Department of Biology of the University of Padua by

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