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- 1. UW-P Students Build Special Bike for Dodgeville Youth
Thanks to an adaptive tricycle produced by mechanical engineering students at UW-Platteville, Brendan Pipal of Dodgeville will be able to bike outdoors this spring. The unique tandem vehicle was designed by a team of students in the Mechanical Systems Design course. Brendan (20), the son of John and Mary Pipal of Dodgeville, has Angelman syndrome. The neurogenetic disorder causes intellectual and developmental delay, sleep disturbance, seizures, jerky movement, and balance disorder.
- By Jean Berns Jones - The Dodgeville Chronicle
- 2. Family Awarded $60,000 For 'Kate's Kause'
An Elmira family’s project to build an accessible playground got a $60,000 boost from winning a national competition. Kate’s Kause was started by Kelly and Jeremy Meissner in honour of their daughter Kate, who has the rare genetic disorder Angelman syndrome. The couple wanted a place where all children can play regardless of limitations.
- By The Record
- 3. ASF-Supported Researchers Present at Trevi
Two ASF-supported researchers, Ype Elgersma and Ben Philpot, traveled to Trevi, Umbria in Italy to present to the 16th National Congress of the Great Bear (Angelman Syndrome Organization). Please note that this article is written in Italian – click here to learn how to translate webpages.
- By Bergamo News
- 4. Scientist engineer mice that have autism
Scientists have genetically engineered mice whose symptoms closely mimic autism in humans. Though this isn't the first "mouse model" for autism, the mice in this study come closer to mirroring all of the core symptoms of the developmental disorder in humans, said senior study author Matthew Anderson, an assistant professor of neurology and pathology and director of neuropathology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School in Boston
- By Jenifer Goodwin – U.S. News
- 5. Insights for Autism from Angelman syndrome
The word 'autism' has unfortunately entered our common lexicon, but few people have heard of Angelman syndrome, a closely linked disorder that is also accompanied by deficits in cognition and language. Autism is frequently diagnosed in individuals with Angelman syndrome.
- By Benjamin Philpot, Angela Mabb, Matthew Judson - Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative
- 6. Farrell’s Son Diagnosed with Angelman Syndrome
Actor Colin Farrell recently disclosed that his 7-year-old son James has been diagnosed with Angelman syndrome, a neurological disorder caused by a genetic defect. According to the Angelman Syndrome Foundation, the condition affects 1 in every 15,000 children born in the U.S.
- By Markian Hawryluk - The Bulletin
- 7. New Opportunities for Angelman
Angelman syndrome (AS) is a rare, neurogenetic condition characterized by severe developmental delay, movement disorder, speech impairment (often with a complete lack of speech) and an unusually happy demeanor. Nearly every individual with AS faces at least two major challenges in their daily life: cognitive or intellectual disability, and movement disorder, usually in the form of ataxic (uncoordinated) gait, unsteadiness, jerky movements or tremors. Seizures are also common, and present a daunting health challenge.
- By Hillary Chu - Vector
- 8. Family Grateful for Community Support
The Mellinger family is overwhelmed by community support for their daughter, Danielle, who has Angelman syndrome. Danielle Mellinger will be turning seven this month, and the family finally has a vehicle they can get her into and out of easily. The 2003 Ford Windstar van was purchased entirely with funds donated from the community, her parents, David and Christie Mellinger, said.
- By Katie Schwendeman - The Review
- 9. UConn Health Center Uses Breakthrough Stem Cell Procedure To Help Child With Rare Condition
Researchers at the UConn Health Center are hoping to better understand his condition with a breakthrough procedure, which comes as great news to Shippee's family. "It would be nice to have a cure for it," said Jack's mother Melissa Shippee. "If we could figure out a way to totally get rid of the seizures, that's one of the biggest problems and one of the hardest parts." And that's just what Marc Lalande and the UConn Stem Cell Institute hope to do, improve their quality of life. Learn about the creative breakthrough procedure called Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells, which researches hope will help Jack Shippee and others with the rare neurological condition Angelman syndrome.
- By Tim Lammers - FOX CT
- 10. Researchers Use Stem Cells to Create Disease Models
UConn researchers have used skin cells from patients with the genetic disorders Angelman syndrome (AS) and Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) to generate induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells. Like human embryonic stem (hES) cells, iPS cells can become any cell type in the human body, including brain cells, also known as neurons. Since both of these syndromes have brain abnormalities, neurons were produced from the iPS cells for each of the two diseases so that the root causes could be understood and new therapies developed.
- By David Bauman - UConn Today