Tag: mitofusina2

MFN2-related neuropathies: Clinical features, molecular pathogenesis and therapeutic perspectives

A new scientific study has been completed by our team. The interesting audit work coordinated by Dr Giulia Stoppia and made by our outstanding research team just got published in the important Journal of the Neurological Sciences.  “Here, we present the clinical, genetic and neuropathological features of human diseases associated with MFN2 mutations. We also report

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The 197th Laboratory ENMC about Mitofusin 2

A very interesting news has been brought to our own attention by CMT France Association. It concerns the 197th Laboratory ENMC entitled “Neuromuscular disorders of mitochondrial fusion and fission – Molecular mechanisms and therapeutic strategies” which took place in April 2013 in Naarden, Netherlands (the report of which has been recently published). The European Neuromuscular Centre (ENMC) is an international organisation aimed at

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Muscle cramps and CMT

A study conducted by Prof. Michael Shy and other scientists from Usa and Australia on a sample of 110 patients with CMT  showed that many of them suffered  with a weekly frequence and 23% of them had daily muscle cramps. Twenty-two percent reported a significant impact on quality of life. It would be interesting to know what

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ATLAS lower limb exoskeleton

Many researchers coming from different areas have focused their attention and their studies over recent years on a new generation of exoskeletons: bionic legs that, although do not replace completely the wheelchair, allow their users to assume the standing position again.Succeeding in making to walk again who is forced on

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Papaya, the sweet fruit who fights illnesses

In these warm days, we would like to suggest you eating something as good as healthy which comes from beautiful Tropical lands: papaya. It is not only a delicious fruit to taste, but it is very healthy too, because it has got strong and beneficial properties. Some researchers believe papaya is

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Not only celiacs fear glutin

Glutin is a binary protein naturally contained within many cereals like barley, rye and spelt. That’s what enables flour (once mixed with water and after a proper treatment) to become bread, because of its flexible properties which act like binding force. So far there are no problems.Problems arise when glutin

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Italian squash cream with yogurt

Spring has arrived. Nature will start blooming and giving its first fruits. To open the mild season, rich of colors and perfumes, we would like to suggest you a light recipe easy to prepare. A cream composed by Italian squash, a vegetable very recommended in these cases because it doesn’t

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Being mother of a special baby

Sometimes, it happens. Sometimes, it turns out that your desired, beloved, very sweet and beautiful baby doesn’t grow well. You start noticing problems that scare you. So run to hospitals, thousands of hospitals, until you reach your terrified verdict: your son is suffering from a rare disease, so rare, unknown,

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Pumpkin benefits (A recipe every week)

In this cold autumn, we choose pumpkin as the subject of our first recipe. Rich in water and low in sugar, this vegetable is the perfect food for everybody wants to (or must) have a balanced diet. For this reason, and many others we are going to explain in this article, we think this vegetable

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