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ASF Advocacy Statement
September 18, 2017

Statement Regarding Healthcare Legislation in the US

The Angelman Syndrome Foundation is issuing the following statement regarding healthcare legislation in the US because of its impacts on the lives of people with Angelman syndrome and their families. Statement from Angelman Syndrome Foundation Board of Directors: The healthcare […]

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August 14, 2017

Published Research: Microcephaly in AS Mice

See the paper by Matthew Judson in The Journal of Neuroscience.  Summary Many individuals with Angelman syndrome (AS) have microcephaly—a smaller head and brain size—than typically developing individuals. This microcephaly is not present at birth, but becomes evident sometime during the […]

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June 22, 2017

Development of Potential Outcome Measures for AS Clinical Trials

Angelman Biomarkers and Outcome Measures Alliance and Roche begin patient-centered qualitative research to inform potential outcome measures for Angelman syndrome clinical trials Nashville, Tenn. (June 22, 2017) – A collaborative group of parent-driven organizations seeking a cure for Angelman syndrome has […]

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May 11, 2017

Biomarker for Clinical Trials in Angelman Syndrome

ASF-funded Research Identifies Biomarker for Clinical Trials ASF-funded research published in the Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders has identified that delta—a frequency of brain rhythms identifiable by EEG scans—can serve as a reliable biomarker for pre-clinical and clinical trials in Angelman syndrome. The research team, […]

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April 24, 2017

Stem Cell Research at UConn Health

Stem Cells Help UConn Researchers Identify Defects Causing Angelman syndrome Researchers at UConn Health are using stem cells derived from patients with Angelman syndrome to identify the underlying cellular defects that cause the rare neurogenetic disorder, an important step in […]

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September 9, 2016

Ovid Therapeutics Receives Orphan Drug Designation

Ovid Therapeutics, a privately held biopharmaceutical company based in New York City, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted orphan drug designation to OV101 for the treatment of patients with Angelman syndrome. See the press release. 

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April 20, 2016

UBE3A’s Role in Seizures

Research has answered some questions about UBE3A’s role in seizures ASF-funded research conducted at Dr. Ben Philpot’s lab at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill has answered some questions about UBE3A’s role in seizures in individuals with Angelman syndrome, and […]

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December 8, 2015

Health Issues in Adults with Angelman Syndrome

Research Investigates Health Issues in Adults with Angelman Syndrome Dr. Ron Thibert, the well-known Angelman syndrome clinician and champion of the low-glycemic index dietary seizure treatment, and Dr. Anna Larson, both of Massachusetts General Hospital, published the findings from their clinical […]

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