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Midland Daily News - Nov 27, 2016
Both brothers have a rare deadly degenerative disease known as spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). As infants, Logan spent months in the hospital with pneumonia and Noah's lungs collapsed at just five weeks old, necessitating an emergency tracheotomy.
 

Good data from trial of spinal muscular atrophy drug send Biogen stock up


The Boston Globe - Nov 7, 2016
Clinical data reported Monday by Biogen Inc. appeared to boost prospects for US approval of the first drug to treat spinal muscular atrophy, a leading genetic cause of early deaths in children. The Cambridge biotech's experimental drug seeks to halt ...
 

Positive Trials of Spinal Muscular Atrophy Bode Well for Antisense Approach


Alzforum - Nov 11, 2016
This week, researchers halted a Phase 3 clinical trial for a treatment of the devastating childhood disease spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). Early success, rather than failure, motivated this November 7 announcement by trial co-sponsors Biogen of ...
 

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Laughing at My Nightmare


by: Shane Burcaw

With acerbic wit and a hilarious voice, Shane Burcaw's Laughing at My Nightmare describes the challenges he faces as a twenty-one-year-old with spinal muscular atrophy. From awkward handshakes to having a girlfriend and everything in between, Shane handles his situation with humor and a "you-only-live-once" perspective on life. While he does talk about everyday issues that are relatable to teens, he also offers an eye-opening perspective on what it is like to have a life threatening disease.
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Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Disease Mechanisms and Therapy


Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Disease Mechanisms and Therapy provides the latest information on a condition that is characterized by motoneuron loss and muscle atrophy, and is the leading genetic cause of infant mortality. Since the identification of the gene responsible for SMA in 1995, there have been important advances in the basic understanding of disease mechanisms, and in therapeutic development.

This book provides a comprehensive accounting of recent advances in basic and clinical research that covers SMA clinical features and standards of care, multifaceted aspects of SMN protein functions and SMA disease pathology, various animal models, and biomarkers, as well as current therapeutic development.
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Miracle Boy Grows Up: How the Disability Rights Revolution Saved My Sanity


by: Ben Mattlin
"An insightful, poignant, light-hearted and often hilarious memoir" (Jay McInerney).  Ben Mattlin lives a normal, independent life. Why is that interesting? Because Mattlin was born with spinal muscular atrophy, a congenital muscle weakness from which he was expected to die in childhood. Not only did Mattlin survive, he became one of the first students in a wheelchair to attend Harvard, from which he graduated and became a professional writer. His advantage? Mattlin's life happened to parallel the growth of the disability rights movement, so that in many ways he did not feel he was disadvantaged at all, merely different.
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The Me in the Mirror


by: Connie Panzarino
Writer, activist and artist Connie Panzarino was born in 1947 with the rare disease Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type III, formerly called Amytonia Congenita. Throughout a childhood filled with both pain and joy, she strove to define herself: "I knew I was different. Now I had a name for the difference, like being Italian or Jewish. I was an Amytonia. I didn't understand if that meant that I would never walk, or if all it meant was lack of muscle tone. I didn't know that most children with this disease die before they're five years old.
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Roche in Spinal Muscular Atrophy


Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) is the leading genetic cause of death in infants and toddlers and is associated with a high rate of childhood mortality in its most ...
 

Reagan Goforth, Spinal Muscular Atrophy | Stem Cell Treatment Testimonial


Reagan was clinically diagnosed with SMA at 6 months after extensive genetic testing due to delayed motor function and and overall delay in hitting infant ...
 

Spinal Muscular Atrophy Treatment at Nationwide Children's -- Brett & Paige


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Dare to Be Remarkable: Living w. Spinal Muscular Atrophy


When Alyssa was 5 months old, she was diagnosed with a genetic disease called Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). At the time of the diagnosis, the doctors told ...