Entries by Sean Kelly

PCD Mice as an animal model of Ataxia in A-T.

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 […]

Linking Neurodegeneration to Protein Turnover in Ataxia Telangiectasia

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 […]

Investigating Connectivity and Neuroinflammation within Corticomotor Networks in Ataxia Telangiectasia: Improving our Understanding of the Clinical Phenotype

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 […]