Research Project Information Principal researchers: Professor Paul Wong Institute: MD Anderson Cancer Centre, University of Texas, USA Project completion date: December 2013 Project Overview Ataxia-telangiectasia (A-T) is caused by faults in a gene called ATM (Ataxia-Telangiectasia Mutated). Similar to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, some of the most destructive symptoms are due to the death of nerve cells (neurons) […]
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Research Project Information Principal researchers: Professor Kamran Khodakhah Institute: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA Grant award: Funded in partnership with the A-T Children’s Project Project completion date: July 2013 Project Overview One of the symptoms of ataxia telangiectasia (A-T) is a progressive loss of muscle coordination called ataxia. Unfortunately, no current treatments can prevent this process. For effective […]
Research Project Information Principal researchers: Professor Shyamal Desai Institute: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Centre, United States of America Grant awarded: Funded in partnership with the A-T Children’s Project Project completion date: July 2013 Project Overview Nerve cells (neurons) within the brain of Ataxia Telangiectasia (A-T) patients are defective in repairing damaged DNA. Consequently, A-T […]
Research Project Information Principal Researchers: Professor Stephen Rose Institute: Royal Children’s Hospital, University of Queensland, Australia Project Completion Date: July 2013 Project Overview Ataxia Telangiectasia (A-T) is caused by faults in a gene called ATM (Ataxia Telangiectasia Mutated). A range of symptoms are observed, including the loss of muscle coordination (ataxia) due to the damage […]