A Washington University School of Medicine-led research team has developed a mass spectrometry-based screen for the cholesterol storage disorder Niemann-Pick disease type C in newborns. Read the full story here.
Researchers at Oregon State University and other institutions have discovered a type of drug delivery system that may offer new hope for patients with Niemann Pick Type C1 disease. No treatment currently exists for the disease, however, a compound that shows promise is now undergoing clinical trials, but it has major drawbacks. New findings, published today in Scientific Reports, outline the … Read More
The Race for Adam Foundation, a volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to funding research projects to find a treatment and cure for Niemann-Pick Type C disease (NP-C) and related neurodegenerative disorders, began in 2005. In July of that year, Sean and Amy Recke’s seven-year old son, Adam, was diagnosed with NP-C, a genetic neurodegenerative disorder for which there is no cure. … Read More
NPC scientists and families were delighted to return to Tucson in June for the annual Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation Annual meeting. This past year has brought several major breakthroughs in our understanding of the function of NPC1 protein, and three laboratories presented these discoveries as part of the conference program. Scientists and families were also briefed on the latest … Read More