Research offers clues for treating fatal neurological disorder in kids (Links to an external site)

Research offers clues for treating fatal neurological disorder in kids
New research in animals by scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the Roslin Institute at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland suggests enzyme replacement therapy may slow brain degeneration. The Washington University researchers evaluated the therapy in mice, and researchers in Scotland evaluated the treatment in a sheep model of the disease. The findings underscore potential treatments for the genetic condition, also known as CLN1 disease.

Conference update: July 2022

Jon will be heading to the Batten Disease Support and Research Association Family Conference which is being held in Cleveland, OH July 8-10, 2022. After 2 years of virtual conferences, it will be great to be able to meet Batten families in person again. If you see Jon there, please do not hesitate to stop him […]

Funding Update: April 2022

At the beginning of April we received a notice of award of a new NIH R21 grant from NINDS. This is to explore the extent of peripheral nerve disease in CLN1 mice and treat this via gene therapy. This work will be done together with long term collaborator Mark Sands (Washington University, Medicine) and Alison […]

Publications Update: April 2022

Keigo Takahashi’s review article on “Glial dysfunction and its contribution to the pathogenesis of the neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses” was just accepted by Frontiers in Neurology. Keigo’s pre-print (below) on the characterization of Cln2 mice revealing their seizure phenotype and the pathological involvement of interneurons is also now available on BioRxiv. We are just completing another […]