Friedreich's ataxia


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Noun1.Friedreich's ataxia - sclerosis of the posterior and lateral columns of the spinal cord; characterized by muscular weakness and abnormal gait; occurs in children
ataxia, ataxy, dyssynergia, motor ataxia - inability to coordinate voluntary muscle movements; unsteady movements and staggering gait
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When she was in her late twenties, she noticed some of the first signs of a disease called Friedreich's Ataxia (FA) and has worked tirelessly since then to find a cure.
The 11-year-old, from Halebank, Widnes, was born with a genetic condition known as Friedreich's Ataxia, which causes her nerves to slowly waste away.
October 26, 2017 -- Researchers here report that a single infusion of wildtype hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPCs) into a mouse model of Friedreich's ataxia (FA) measurably halted cellular damage caused by the degenerative disease.
It is the attitude, looks and behaviour of people that can emotionally traumatise you, said 27-year-old Shobhika, who was diagnosed with a degenerative disorder Friedreich's ataxia (FA) at the age of 13.
A 20-year-old student with Friedreich's Ataxia was left at a Dublin airport after being detained because of her chair and was allegedly asked to walk up stairs "for easiness' sake.
Geraint was diagnosed with Friedreich's Ataxia about 10 years ago and now relies on a wheeled walking frame to get around.
M2 EQUITYBITES-August 23, 2017-Jupiter Orphan Therapeutics awarded US FDA orphan drug designation for JOTROL to treat Friedreich's Ataxia
M2 PHARMA-August 23, 2017-Jupiter Orphan Therapeutics awarded US FDA orphan drug designation for JOTROL to treat Friedreich's Ataxia
Well you're about to be disproven by Jasmine, who has Friedreich's Ataxia and has just come back from New Zealand.
And by the time she was 11, she was in a wheelchair and has remained so ever since, although her diagnosis was changed to Friedreich's ataxia when she was 16.
Two Intrexon collaborators' gene therapy programs received Orphan Drug designation from the FDA: Fibrocell's FCX-013 for the treatment of linear scleroderma and Agilis Biotherapeutics' AGIL-FA for the treatment of Friedreich's ataxia.
Shobhika Kalra, 25, who suffers from a degenerative disorder called Friedreich's Ataxia (FA) which damages the nerves, muscles and heart, told XPRESS that she had managed to get 175 ramps constructed across offices, restaurants and other public places under an initiative - Wings of Angelz - she started with her sister Ruchika to help those with mobility issues.