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Roche Targets SMA With Acquisition of French Pharma Company

Swiss global health-care company Roche announced just last week that it has purchased Trophos, a privately-owned Marseille, France-based clinical stage pharmaceutical company that specializes in mitochondrial targeted compounds that work to improve the function and survival of stressed cells by preventing mitochondrial permeability transition, hence helping prevent cell death. Roche has taken an interest in…

Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type I: SMA2 Gene May Determine Severity

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University Medical Center in New York have studied the characteristics of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) type I in five infants with the disorder in a study titled Spectrum of neuropathophysiology in spinal muscular atrophy type I published in the Journal of…