disorders are individually rare, with a typical prevalence of <1/10 000.
We're trying to understand the mechanisms of protein folding and misfolding," Ulmer, the study's principal investigator and an assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Zilkha Neurogenetic
With well-established toxicity and neurogenetic
assays, it is now feasible to explore the putative link between metal- and chemical-induced neurodegeneration.
syndromes; behavioral issues and their treatment.
First prize is a $10,000 Lamborghini watch, but the real winner will be the LiliClaire Foundation, which helps children living with neurogenetic
conditions and provides hope and resources to the families who love them.
Committed to diagnosis and management of neurogenetic
, mitochondrial and neurotransmitter diseases causing disability.
2007; Ohmann & Deimling, 2004), but little is known about the attitudes and priorities of patients, families, and physicians regarding participation in clinical trials for neurogenetic
We have established two broad research themes: a Genetic & Molecular Medicine research program with a focus on personalized medicine, gene therapy for cancer, and stem cell research; and a Women & Children's Health research program with a focus on maternal fetal medicine and the neurogenetic
disorders of the newborn.
Professor Patrick Chinnery, neurogenetic
expert at the university, said: "The aim is to develop ways of preventing them being passed on from the mother to her offspring.
There is no cure for NF2, as are there none for a family of similarly disabling neurogenetic
disorders that repeatedly assault the brain, spine and central and peripheral nervous system with tumors.
diagnosis by molecular blood testing may help reduce the likelihood of laborious, stressful and expensive diagnostic procedures, and, in some cases, help the physician to select effective antiepileptic pharmacotherapy or other treatments.
Two research teams at the Zilkha Neurogenetic
Institute (ZNI) found that before an animal model had any hearing experience, the brain's elementary thalamocortical circuits with balanced excitation and inhibition functions - a feature of brain activity essential for normal functions-had already formed.