Author Archives: Vanda Pinto

Funding Bolsters Effort to Bring Newborn Screening to Eastern Canada

A CA$414,000 grant was awarded to the Maritimes by Muscular Dystrophy Canada (MDC) and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Canada to further support the implementation of newborn screening for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). The funding (about $322,600), received by the Maritime Newborn Screening Program (MNSP), will go toward work to…

SadBaby Crowdfunding Aims to Help SMA Families

SadBaby, an organization that raises donations to support children with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), is launching a crowdfunding platform. The project, based on digital currency donations, intends to gather funds from supporters and investors to help families financially with the costly treatments associated with SMA. “SadBaby is doing…