Özge has a MSc. in Molecular Genetics from the University of Leicester and a PhD in Developmental Biology from Queen Mary University of London. She worked as a Post-doctoral Research Associate at the University of Leicester for six years in the field of Behavioural Neurology before moving into science communication. She worked as the Research Communication Officer at a London based charity for almost two years.
An article in the medical journal The Lancet Neurology questions the usefulness of natural history studies in designing better clinical trials and improved treatments for Friedreich’s ataxia (FA). Natural history ... Read more
People with Friedreich’s ataxia (FA) have abnormalities in their thinking flexibility including the inability to predict and inhibit a verbal response, according to a study published in the journal ... Read more
Treating nerve cells derived from Friedreich’s ataxia (FA) patients with a molecule called compound 109 significantly increases the expression of the frataxin gene and protects the them from cell ... Read more
Heart transplantation could be a viable option in the long-term for Friedreich ataxia (FRDA) patients as suggested by the cases of three patients who remained alive, cognitively intact, and ... Read more
The most obvious neurological symptoms of Friedreich’s ataxia are incoordination of movement, gait disturbances and dizziness confirms a study published in journal International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology. Changes in the ... Read more
Analyzing speech disparity in Friedreich’s ataxia using a program called Analysis of Dysphonia in Speech and Voice (ADSV) provides a measure that has excellent sensitivity and specificity, according to ... Read more
The loss of function of proteins associated with RNA, the transition molecule between DNA and protein, could contribute to neurological disorders such as Friedreich’s ataxia.
In a recent review titled ... Read more
Altering the three dimensional structure of DNA with pharmacological agents could reactivate the frataxin gene, the silencing of which causes Friedreich’s Ataxia, according to a study titled “Alleviating GAA ... Read more
Antioxidants do not seem to improve neurological symptoms in Friedreich’s Ataxia according to a literature review conducted by a team of international scientists and published in Cochrane Database of ... Read more