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CMT Awareness Month Challenge

We’ve all seen the ALS Awareness Bucket Campaign and how ALS successfully raised over $109 million, well now comes the CMT Awareness Challenge. I’ve been nominated for this challenge to write 3 things that I am grateful for relating to CMT, over the next 5 days.
I believe the point is to help people understand what it’s like to have CMT, and let them know where they can donate to find a treatment to stop the progression. Continue reading

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September 2013 is CMT Awareness Month! What Will You Do to Spread Awareness?

September, CMT Awareness Month is fast approaching. What will you do to spread awareness. There are many ways that we can all help ourselves, by increasing awareness of our rare condition. Something as simple as changing your Facebook photo to the new CMT ribbon: Continue reading

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Help Find a Treatment for CMT! Sign Up for Research Database

The RDCRN Patient Contact Registry is a method by which patients with rare diseases can register themselves with the RDCRN in order to be contacted in the future about clinical research opportunities and updates on the progress of the research projects. The contact registry is anonymous and free of charge. Continue reading

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Preclinical drug trial for CMT1A

ADX71441 has shown efficacy in multiple preclinical models including: CMT1A, Addex is also advancing several preclinical programs including: GABA-BR positive allosteric modulator (PAM) for Charcot-Marie-Tooth (type 1a) disease, spasticity in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), pain, overactive bladder and other disorders. Continue reading

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Vote to Win a Share of $5 Million for CMT (Charcot-Marie-Tooth) disease

  The CMTA Needs Your Vote to Win a Share of $­5 Million Written by CMTA We need your vote to win a share of a $5 million grant from Chase Community Giving program. it only takes a second to … 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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STAR’s Transformation Project

For the first time ever, live adult human stem cells will be used to search for effective compounds to treat CMT. The CMTA has embarked on this groundbreaking STAR research project to rapidly accelerate the drug development process in search of a successful treatment to slow, stop or potentially reverse the progression of CMT Continue reading

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Take action to support new therapies for rare diseases

There is an effort underway in Congress to expedite the review of new therapies
for serious or life-threatening conditions, making sure that they are
commercially available as soon as possible. Continue reading

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