Schoolboy with Dejerine-Sottas wins international horse riding competition

By Suruchi Sharma A young horse rider at an Elstree riding school is celebrating his win as junior champion at an international tournament in Belgium. Michael Murphy, 13, from Mill Hill, went to Moorsele, in Belgium, two weeks ago with Continue reading Schoolboy with Dejerine-Sottas wins international horse riding competition

Genetic Factors Clinical Study

Researchers at the University of Miami are investigating genetic factors that contribute to Charcot Marie Tooth disease.  Any individual with a diagnosis of CMT and his/her selected family members can participate.  Participation involves providing a small blood sample, a family Continue reading Genetic Factors Clinical Study

NT3 Gene Therapy for CMT1A Benefits Mice

From MDA’s Quest magazine: Mice with a disorder resembling type 1A Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT1A) disease that received a single intramuscular injection of genes for the protein neurotrophin 3 (NT3) showed improvements in grip strength, ability to stay on a rotating rod, Continue reading NT3 Gene Therapy for CMT1A Benefits Mice

Rebecca Ionasescu, 86 Victor Ionasescu, 83

Drs. Rebecca and Victor Ionasescu, researchers into muscular dystrophy and Charcot-Marie-Tooth, have passed away after a long life with each other. Dr. Rebecca (Gabi) Ionasescu, who specialized in internal medicine and conducted research in immunology back in Romania, joined Victor Continue reading Rebecca Ionasescu, 86 Victor Ionasescu, 83