Author Archives: Steve Bryson PhD

TRACK-FA Clinical Trial Seeks Participants

In addition to three recruiting clinical studies that were announced in June, an additional trial is seeking participants with Friedreich’s ataxia (FA) to investigate how the disease affects the brain, spinal cord, and cognition. Listed in a monthly newsletter released by the Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA),…

FA Mouse Models May Not Fully Mimic Human Disease

Truncated forms of frataxin, the protein that is lost in people with Friedreich’s ataxia (FA), were found predominantly in mouse tissues, contrasting with the dominance of non-truncated frataxin in human tissue, a study found. The findings have implications for mouse models used to mimic the condition in disease research…