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Grant Will Help Scientist Develop MRI Biomarkers of CMT1A

Scientist Jun Li has won a $246,172 grant to develop new MRI biomarkers to assess disease progression and response to treatment in people with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 1A (CMT1A). The grant, from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of the National Institutes of Health, will fund a project…

New Partnership to Test Promising Therapies for CMT4B1

The CMT Research Foundation has teamed up with AcuraStem and scientist Alessandra Bolino, PhD, to test potential new therapies for Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 4B1 (CMT4B1), a severe form of the disease with early onset. CMT4B1 is caused by mutations in the gene MTMR2, which is involved in the…

Ultra Rare CMT Subtype 2Z Identified in 4 Chinese Families

Scientists in China examined the relationship between genetic mutations in the MORC2 gene and the various disease characteristics in people with the rare Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease subtype 2Z (CMT2Z).  Physicians should consider their study’s findings when working to diagnose unresolved cases showing…

InFlectis Gains Patent Rights to Potential Myelin Therapy for CMT

InFlectis BioScience and the University of Chicago have entered into an agreement that grants InFlectis exclusive patent rights to use a family of small molecules as potential treatments for demyelinating disorders that include Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT). Specifically, the license covers the use of IFB-088 and IFB-048,…

EveryLife Introduces First of Kind ‘Roadmap’ to ICD Codes

To help patient advocacy leaders and their partners better understand how global health statistics codes — known as ICD codes — are assigned, updated, and revised in the U.S. health information system, the EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases is presenting a first-of-its-kind resource guide. The foundation created the…

First Global CMT Research Convention Planned for September

The CMT Research Foundation (CMTRF) will host the first Global Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) Research Convention on Sept. 24–25 in Alexandria, Virginia, and online. “The CMT scientific community is growing rapidly. We know that real progress happens in environments that foster open collaboration and sharing of science,” Susan Ruediger,…