CNS Foundation would like to pay our formal respects to neuroscientist Paul H. Patterson, whose scientific contributions opened up fields of research into autism and other neurological conditions.
Read below to watch the trailer for “Keep the Change”. This film was shown at the 2014 Sprout Film Festival and highlights love and connection between two individuals attending a support group for those with developmental disabilities. CNS Foundation spoke with director Rachel Israel and Tangerine Entertainment about the making the film, what they have learned, and about turing the short into a feature film.
The 2014 March of Dimes Prize in Developmental Biology will be awarded May 5, 2014 to Dr. Huda Zoghbi, a pioneer in the recognition and development of treatment for Rett Syndrome.
The Pitt Hopkins Research Foundation (PHRF) will participate in the Million Dollar Bike Ride hosted by the Center for Orphan Disease Research and Therapy (CODRT) at the University of Pennsylvania organized jointly with Rare Disease Cycling. The cycling fundraiser, which starts and finishes on the University of Pennsylvania campus on May 3, 2014, will bring cyclists and disease communities together in hopes of advancing drug development for all rare disorders.
In order to properly treat a patient, doctors must first understand what is amiss. Anyone with severe, debilitating disease will benefit from an etiologically-relevant diagnosis. Etiological diagnosis directs symptomatic care, and raises the hope for disease-driven therapies. Identifying the malfunctioning gene is a necessary first step towards knowledge-based medical care.