A message from the Christopher Reeve Action Network: Crank up the heat on stem cells this August!

Today, Senator Bill Frist announced his support of the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act, HR 810. We appreciate his thoughtful consideration of this critical issue. Senator Frist’s announcement brings us one step closer to expanding federal funding of embryonic stem Continue reading A message from the Christopher Reeve Action Network: Crank up the heat on stem cells this August!

The Neuropathy Association’s Biennial Meeting Offered Help and Hope

Zarifa Sahenk, M.D., director of the Neuromuscular Division and the Experimental Neuromuscular Laboratories at Ohio State University, outlined advances in her studies of the role of neurotrophin-3 (NT3) in nerve regeneration in patients with Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) neuropathy. NT3, which encourages Continue reading The Neuropathy Association’s Biennial Meeting Offered Help and Hope

Dejerine-Sottas syndrome and vestibular loss due to a point mutation in the PMP22 gene

We describe a father and daughter with Dejerine-Sottas syndrome and bilateral vestibular loss due to an L71P missense mutation in the peripheral myelin protein 22 (PMP22). The combination of vestibular loss and peripheral neuropathy led to profound imbalance at a Continue reading Dejerine-Sottas syndrome and vestibular loss due to a point mutation in the PMP22 gene