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What Are You Doing for Rare Disease Day

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Starry Night Art de Cure Gallery Reception Raises funds for CMT

Upstate NY CMT Support and Action group held its second Starry Night Art de Cure gallery reception to benefit the Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association (CMTA) on December 7, 2012 hosted by David and Elizabeth Misener at our CMT art gallery located at Clinical Prosthetics + Orthotics in Albany, NY. Continue reading

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Guest Post for Medical Mystery: “Funny Name….Serious Disorder”

September is National Charcot-Marie Tooth (CMT) Awareness Month. Whenever I answer the question of “What’s wrong with you?”- with I have Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, the response is, usually: “Shark teeth. What? followed by: “What’s wrong with your teeth?”

CMT Awareness Month poster 2012

CMT, a genetic peripheral neuropathy, leads to the loss of normal function of arms, legs hands & feet, due to nerve damage and muscle wasting. CMT affects approximately 1 out of 2,500 people or around 150,000 Americans, yet most people and many doctors are unfamiliar with it. Continue reading

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Collaboration May Help Uncover Treatments for Rare Neurologic Disease

A research collaboration including scientists from the NIH’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) and the University of Wisconsin–Madison, helped identify three promising molecular compounds from a collection of approved drugs to pursue as potential treatments for Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT), a genetic neurological disease for which there are no current treatments. Continue reading

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Resources

In 1999, Gretchen Glick founded CMTUS, an e-network for patients suffering from a genetic peripheral neuropathy, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT), which leads to muscle wasting, weakness and nerve pain. Gretchen saw the need for people with CMT to connect worldwide to … Continue reading

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