Author Archives: Patricia Silva PhD

2015 SMA Researcher Meeting Summary on SMA Pathology

The 19th International SMA Researcher Meeting was recently held by Cure SMA in Kansas City, Missouri (June 18-20, 2015). SMA (spinal muscular atrophy) is a rare, devastating motor neuron disease and one of the leading genetic causes of pediatric mortality, occurring in approximately 1 in every 6,000 to 10,000 newborns. It…

Researchers Develop New Mice Models for SMA Types 2 and 3

Researchers at the University College London in the United Kingdom recently reported the development of new mice models with intermediate clinical severity of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). The study, published in the journal Human Molecular Genetics, is titled “Repeated low doses of morpholino antisense…

2015 SMA Researcher Meeting Summary on Drug Discovery

The 19th International SMA Researcher Meeting has been recently held by Cure SMA at Kansas City, Missouri (June 18-20, 2015). Summaries with the most relevant developments and findings presented at the meeting are currently being made available. SMA (spinal muscular atrophy) is a rare, devastating motor neuron disease…

Update on Ongoing Clinical Trials for SMA Drug Programs

The Annual SMA Conference organized by Cure SMA was recently held this June in Kansas City. According to a news release, six representatives out of the seven drug programs currently being assessed in clinical trials presented their work at the conference. SMA (spinal muscular atrophy) is a rare, devastating motor…