Author Archives: Patricia Silva PhD

New Insights Into Different Cerebellar Ataxia Forms

An international research team has recently published in the journal BMC Medical Genetics a large cohort analysis of Algerian patients with different forms of ataxia. The study is entitled “Molecular and clinical study of a cohort of 110 Algerian patients with autosomal recessive ataxia”.

Sleep Behavior Disorder Linked to Different Ataxia Types

A new study was recently published in the journal Parkinsonism & Related Disorders, revealing that sleep disorders can be helpful in the differentiation of different ataxia types. The study is entitled “Differential Diagnosis of Sporadic Adult-Onset Ataxia: The Role of REM Sleep Behavior Disorder”…

BioBlast Pharma Announces Promising Preclinical Results on a New Therapy for Friedreich’s Ataxia

Biotechnology company BioBlast Pharma Ltd. recently announced in a press release that its mitochondrial protein replacement therapy drug candidate (BB-FA) for Friedreich’s ataxia has yielded positive results in a preclinical in vitro and in vivo proof-of-concept study. The results were presented during the International Ataxia Research Conference recently…

Cardiac Pathology Explored in Friedreich’s Ataxia Patients

A recent study published in the journal PLoS ONE characterized the association of the neurodegenerative disorder Friedreich’s ataxia with cardiac pathology. The study is entitled “The Pathogenesis of Cardiomyopathy in Friedreich Ataxia.” Friedreich’s ataxia corresponds to a rare inherited disease characterized by progressive…