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Britain’s strongest disabled man shares his 17-year battle with ‘invisible disease’ Ataxia – SWNS Stories

These pictures show Britain’s strongest disabled man – who holds the record for lifting stones heavier than…

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Friedreich’s Ataxia Patients Have Altered Connectivity Between Brain Regions, Study Shows – Friedreich’s Ataxia News

People with Friedreich’s ataxia (FA) have alterations in the connectivity of different brain regions, which most likely…

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It’s OK to Be Honest About Your Emotions – Friedreich’s Ataxia News

Last month was Mental Health Awareness Month, so I thought this might be a good time to…

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Cancer Treatment May Be Able to Prevent Heart Problems in Friedreich’s Ataxia, Study Suggests – Friedreich’s Ataxia News

A therapy already approved to treat cancer could potentially be used to prevent heart abnormalities in Friedreich’s…

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For Father’s Day, this Indianapolis dad just wants a cure for his daughter – Indianapolis Star

Virgil Harris would do anything for his daughter, his baby. Doesn’t matter that she’s not a baby…

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Friedreich Ataxia Drug Market Insights June 2018 covering Market Share, Market Concentration Rate, Mergers and Acquisition, Expansion, Gross Margin, Leading Players, Raw materials, Substitutes threat and Innovation – satPRnews

A new report titled Global Friedreich Ataxia Drug Market Professional Survey Report 2018 has been added to…

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In FA Case Study, Baclofen Administered in Spinal Canal Resolved Severe Muscle Spasms – Friedreich’s Ataxia News

Painful muscle spasms in a patient with Friedreich’s ataxia (FA) were managed by administering baclofen in the…

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Gene Therapy Fully Reverses Friedreich’s Ataxia Changes in Mouse Model, Study Shows – Friedreich’s Ataxia News

A gene therapy approach to deliver frataxin, the protein that’s deficient in Friedreich’s ataxia (FA) patients, was…

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Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress Could Be Treatment Target for Friedreich’s Ataxia, Study Suggests – Friedreich’s Ataxia News

Endoplasmic reticulum stress due to loss of frataxin protein plays a major role in the development of…

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Ataxia charity to close after ‘losing trust’ – Independent.ie

Charity Ataxia Ireland is set to be closed with its functions transferred to another body. The board of…

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Why Glenn McCrory is setting out on a new challenge in memory of someone truly special – Chronicle Live

Tyneside boxing champ Glenn McCrory is ready to scale new heights – in memory of his tragic…

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Could stem cell therapy be an effective treatment for Friedreich’s ataxia? – University of Bristol

Researchers at the University of Bristol are looking for people with an inherited neurological condition called Friedreich’s…

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Fight or Flight in FA Patients – Friedreich’s Ataxia News

Almost everyone can point to moments in their lives dictated by the choice: fight or flight. By…

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Investigational Friedreich’s Ataxia Therapy RT001 Found to Be Safe, Well-Tolerated in Early Trial – Friedreich’s Ataxia News

Results from a Phase 1/2 clinical study support the safety and tolerability of RT001, an investigational therapy…

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Mobility Devices Linked to Worse Quality of Life in Pediatric FA Patients, Study Suggests – Friedreich’s Ataxia News

Researchers found that the use of mobility devices is associated with a poorer quality of life in…

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Man from Weston-super-Mare to host variety show fundraiser for ataxia after watching niece battle the degenerative disease – Somerset Live

A man from Weston-super-Mare is hosting a variety show fundraiser at the Grand Pier in May to…

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Please Don’t Refer to My Caregivers As ‘Slaves’ – Friedreich’s Ataxia News

When I was a little girl, I used to have this recurring fantasy every so often in…

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Study Describes Pitfalls of FA Genetic Tests, Possible Need for More Analysis – Friedreich’s Ataxia News

Researchers report that genetic tests for Friedreich’s ataxia (FA) are complex and may require additional screening in…

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DNA Repair Protein Could Be Key to Understanding FA Progression, Study Suggests – Friedreich’s Ataxia News

Using human cells, researchers have found that targeting the MLH3 protein involved in DNA repair can reduce…

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Targeting DNA Repair Protein Could Treat Friedreich’s Ataxia – Rare Disease Report

Could targeting a protein involved in DNA repair reduce the cause of Friedreich’s ataxia? Data from a…

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Your Diagnosis, Your Choice – Friedreich’s Ataxia News

Friedreich’s ataxia is physically challenging, but the mental aspect is often extremely debilitating as well. People are…

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What rideATAXIA Means to Me – Friedreich’s Ataxia News

Friedreich’s ataxia (FA) is a big, overwhelming disease. And with it being so rare, it can feel…

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Voluntary Euthanasia Is a Complex Topic – Friedreich’s Ataxia News

I’m going out on a limb here to talk about one of those controversial issues that tend…

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Bone Marrow Transplants Promote Nerve Cell Repair in Mice with Friedreich’s Ataxia, Study Shows – Friedreich’s Ataxia News

Bone marrow transplants led to nerve cell restoration in a mouse model of Friedreich’s ataxia (FA), a…

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Research reveals a mechanism that drives ataxia type 1 – EurekAlert

When the protein ATAXIN1 accumulates in neurons it causes a neurodegenerative condition called spinocerebellar ataxia type 1…

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Statins Could Help Reduce Friedreich’s Ataxia Patients’ Risk of Heart Disease, Study Suggests – Friedreich’s Ataxia News

Statins, a cholesterol-lowering medication, can increase the amount of a good cholesterol component that is found in…

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Schoolgirl’s life transformed after taking ‘medicinal cannabis oil’ in tea – Scottish Daily Record

The life of a Hamilton schoolgirl has been transformed since she started taking ‘medicinal cannabis oil’ in…

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Why the Movie ‘The Ataxian’ Is So Important to the FA Community – Friedreich’s Ataxia News

On February 26, 2018, the movie The Ataxian was finally released to the public. If you’re not…

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Statins Could Provide Cardiovascular Relief For Friedrich’s Ataxia Patients – ReliaWire

Friedrich’s ataxia (FRDA) is a recessive hereditary ataxia, caused by a specific genetic mutation that alters frataxin…

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Barry mum and walking team raise thousands of pounds for Ataxia UK – Barry and District News

A BARRY mum whose cousin suffers from a rare neurological condition has, with a team of 29…

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Breaking Down Barriers in Care Settings – Friedreich’s Ataxia News

Why is it so hard for some people to recognize that people with a disability are human…

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‘He seized every moment’… Dundee mum’s touching tribute to disabled son Stewart, 33 – Evening Telegraph

The mother of a disabled man who died suddenly said her son achieved more in his 33…

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Friedreich’s Ataxia Patient Spotlight: John Cernosek – Friedreich’s Ataxia News

Meet John Cernosek from Maryland! John lives in Silver Spring with his beautiful girlfriend, who also happens…

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Friedreich’s Ataxia and Marriage: Dealing with the Diagnosis – Friedreich’s Ataxia News

When I met my husband Kyle in high school at the age of 16, everything was perfect….

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Uric Acid Levels May Be Biomarker for Friedreich’s Ataxia, Study Suggests – Friedreich’s Ataxia News

Serum uric acid (UA) levels are increased in Friedreich’s ataxia patients and may be a disease biomarker…

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Friedreich’s Ataxia Patient Spotlight: Laura Wright – Friedreich’s Ataxia News

The Friedreich’s Ataxia Patient Spotlight is another method of raising awareness for Friedreich’s Ataxia. With an understanding…

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Why a Cure Isn’t Everything to Me Anymore – Friedreich’s Ataxia News

When I was younger, I just wanted to be healthy and able-bodied. When I went to sleep, I…

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Pregnancy and Friedreich’s Ataxia – Friedreich’s Ataxia News

When diagnosed with Friedreich’s ataxia (FA) at the age of 25, I was devastated. I thought I…

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How to Find Your Coping Mechanisms – Friedreich’s Ataxia News

Let’s just put it all out on the table: depression and anxiety come with having Friedreich’s Ataxia. The…

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No One Knows Your Body Better than You Do – Friedreich’s Ataxia News

Growing up with a rare condition, I always relied on doctors and specialists to know how best…

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FARA/UCLA Holding Friedreich’s Ataxia Patient Symposium in February – Friedreich’s Ataxia News

The Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA) and the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) have joined forces…

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Protein YAP in Early Life Influences Adult Spinocerebellar Ataxia Pathology – Tokyo Medical and Dental University

Study led by Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) identifies crucial protein that rescues progression of adult…

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An Introduction to My Darling Disability – Friedreich’s Ataxia News

My name is Kendall and I was diagnosed with Friedreich’s ataxia (FA) at the age of 25. I…

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Accessibility for Wheelchair Users – Friedreich’s Ataxia News

Last year, my eyes were opened to high-needs disabilities when I moved out of my home and…

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Learn More About the MOXIe Clinical Study for Friedreich’s Ataxia – Friedreich’s Ataxia News

Later this month, Jennifer Farmer, Executive Director of FARA and Dr. Keith Ward, CDO of Reata Pharmaceuticals,…

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Hypertension Therapy Shows Potential To Reverse Friedreich’s Ataxia Symptoms In Mouse Study – Friedreich’s Ataxia News

Researchers found a 50-year-old hypertension therapy can enhance the amount of frataxin protein in cells from patients…

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Laughing in the Face of Adversity – Friedreich’s Ataxia News

For those of us with FA or any other disability, overcoming adversity is part of our daily…

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Before the #CureFA Mission – Friedreich’s Ataxia News

Happy New Year to all of you! I hope 2018 has been treating you well so far…

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Emotion Perception Seen to Be Impaired in Friedreich’s Ataxia Patients, Study Finds – Friedreich’s Ataxia News

Patients with Friedreich’s ataxia have impaired emotion recognition that may be secondary to neuropsychological impairment, according to…

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Symptoms of FA Largely Reversed in New Mouse Model, Study Shows – Friedreich’s Ataxia News

UCLA scientists have found that many early symptoms of Friedreich’s ataxia (FA) can be reversed, according to research they conducted in a new…

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