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Spinal Muscular Atrophy Market : Emerging Market Trends, Size, Share and Growth Analysis


Medgadget (blog) - Mar 22, 2017
The number of people affected with spinal muscular atrophy is increasing globally. As stated in a publication by CureSMA, at least one in fifty people carry the defective spinal muscular atrophy gene. It should be noted that the research does not ...
 

Spinal Muscular Atrophy Comes Closer to Making Key US Newborn-screening List


SMA News Today - Mar 7, 2017
Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a step closer to being on a list of diseases that the U.S. government recommends newborns be screened for. Although making the Recommended Uniform Screening Panel list will constitute a powerful statement of support for ...
 

Case of Newborn with Worst Type of Spinal Muscular Atrophy Underscores Gene's Protective Role


SMA News Today - Mar 10, 2017
Fetuses with the most severe form of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) usually die in the womb, but a newborn with the condition survived 12 days, according to a case study. Infants born with SMA type 0 have mutations of the SMN gene. Since the newborn had ...
 

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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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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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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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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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Spinal muscular atrophy - causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology


What is spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)? SMA's an autosomal recessive disorder that causes alpha motor neurons in the spinal cord to die, resulting in muscle ...
 

Spinal Muscular Atrophy


This video was created with the intent to research SMA.-- Created using PowToon -- Free sign up at http://www.powtoon.com/join -- Create animated videos and ...
 

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 ...
 

Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy Canada


A short look at the lives of families affected by SMA - kids participating in outdoor fun - and expressing hope for their futures. An HD version is also available for ...
 

Finding a cure for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)


Stephen Clark is on a mission to help his granddaughter Scarlet, who suffers from a rare, genetic condition call spinal muscular atrophy, or SMA. ◂ WXYZ 7 ...