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‘They thought I just had flat feet’: Dundee teen fights rare disease that stops her controlling bodily movements – Evening Telegraph

But she would quickly discover that she was actually suffering from Friedreich ataxia – a rare disease…

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New to Friedreich’s Ataxia? Some Advice for the Newly Diagnosed – Friedreich’s Ataxia News

The first time I ever heard of Friedreich’s ataxia was the day I was diagnosed with the…

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A Letter to My Endlessly Loving Mother – Friedreich’s Ataxia News

Dearest Mom, I wrote this a long time ago, but I wanted to wait for a random day…

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I’m Not Yet Sure How to Fight My Fatigue – Friedreich’s Ataxia News

Friedreich’s ataxia causes a wide array of symptoms. Every FA patient experiences the disease differently. For me,…

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In Case of Emergency, Don’t Have a Disability – Friedreich’s Ataxia News

It wasn’t until a fire alarm at my hotel this past weekend that I realized the complete…

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Daydreaming and Other Ways of Coping – Friedreich’s Ataxia News

“Matt?” my professor repeated for who knows how many times, interrupting the imaginary concert in my head. I…

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Don’t Judge Yourself for Needing Help – Friedreich’s Ataxia News

The three-day Labor Day weekend often means relaxing and spending time with people you may not often…

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Comprehensive MRI-based Study Reveals Brain Changes Linked to Friedreich’s Ataxia – Friedreich’s Ataxia News

A comprehensive evaluation of the brain with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-based methods and clinical features of Friedreich’s…

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Seasons of Life with Friedreich’s Ataxia – Friedreich’s Ataxia News

Since my 2013 Friedreich’s ataxia diagnosis, the condition has consumed a part of every day. I was…

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‘Members are doing it for themselves’ in new Ataxia charity after controversial closure – Independent.ie

The man behind a new charity after the closure of controversial Ataxia Ireland has slammed “career CEOs”…

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The Emotional Workout of Physical Therapy – Friedreich’s Ataxia News

In Friedreich’s ataxia (FA) care, we don’t really have treatment options. There are clinical trials taking place…

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Tips for Traveling with Friedreich’s Ataxia – Friedreich’s Ataxia News

When you plan a destination or a weekend getaway, it is wise to make travel and transportation…

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I’m Still Pedaling to Keep My Oath – Friedreich’s Ataxia News

I gritted my teeth. The August sun in south Louisiana pounded unrelentingly onto my head. Drops of…

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Electrical Stimulation Helps Ataxia Symptoms – MedPage Today

Direct current electrical stimulation to the brain and spinal cord appeared effective in treating symptoms of neurodegenerative…

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An Introduction to a ‘Practical Guide to Life with FA’ – Friedreich’s Ataxia News

My name is Christina Logan, and doctors diagnosed me with the rare neuromuscular disorder Friedreich’s ataxia at…

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Hitchin theatre to host star-studded UK premiere of film The Ataxian – The Comet

The UK premiere of The Ataxian, about a long-distance cyclist with Friedreich’s ataxia, is to be held…

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The Day I Began Tracking My ‘Little Victories’ – Friedreich’s Ataxia News

In an instant, my plans and dreams vanished; I was left wandering through life with no set…

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Aussie plant scientists’ discovery points to treatments for major genetic disorder – Xinhua

Australian plant scientists on Friday said they have discovered a new molecular mechanism in genes, a…

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A place at The Open for young golfer who overcame cerebral palsy – The Telegraph

hen Ash Turner developed a rare form of cerebral palsy after a freak childhood accident his parents…

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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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