Feb 13, 2015
Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is the number one genetic cause of death for infants, and 1 in 50 people carry the genetic mutation that causes SMA. But even so, many people are not familiar with SMA. Thanks to the Cure SMA community, that is changing.
Feb 11, 2015
Cure SMA has awarded a $140,000 research grant to Mustafa Sahin, MD, PhD, at Boston Children’s Hospital for his project, “mTOR and Protein Synthesis in SMA.” Individuals with spinal muscular atrophy don’t produce survival motor neuron (SMN)...
Feb 02, 2015
Cure SMA has awarded a $140,000 research grant to Francesco Lotti, PhD, at Columbia University, for his project, "Role of Sumoylation in SMN Function and SMA Pathology." Survival motor neuron (SMN) protein is critical to the function of the nerves that...
Jan 28, 2015
Cure SMA, the leading organization in the US dedicated to the treatment and cure of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), has issued a statement commending the US House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee for their release of the 21st Century Cures.
Jan 26, 2015
Cure SMA has announced a new $50,000 clinical care grant to Dr. Nilesh Mehta, for his project focusing on nutrition in spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).
Jan 13, 2015
Audrey Lewis founded Families of SMA, now Cure SMA, 30 years ago.