AHC Research Around the World

Last month, the AHCF was pleased to provide financial support for three people to attend the Second Symposium on ATP1A3 in Disease. The two AHC researchers we funded from the United States were; Dr. Kathryn Swoboda from the University of Utah and Dr. Al George from Vanderbilt University. The AHCF was also represented by President Lynn Egan.

During the symposium, Lynn met with doctors and researchers from around the world. The work being done by these doctors to benefit AHC patients is impressive and incredibly complicated.  We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the researchers and doctors who recently published works involving AHC and wish them well on their future endeavors.

The AHCF would like to congratulate the team of researchers from Denmark for completing the first study of AHC patients in the Danish pediatric population. Their article was published in the September issue of European Journal of Paediatric Neurology. Congratulations doctors, Hansen, Dali, Lyngbye, Duno and Uldall.

The AHCF would like to congratulate the team of researchers from France for completing their study on GLUT1 and AHC patients negative for the ATP1A3 mutation. Their article was published this September in the journal JIMD Reports. Congratulations doctors, LeBizec, Nicole, Panagiotakaki, Seta, and Vuillaumier-Barrot.

The AHCF would like to congratulate the team of researchers from Belgium for completing their functional studies on platelets and fibroblasts in ATP1A# defective AHC. Their article was published in June in the Journal of Proteomics. Congratulations doctors, Di Michel, Goubau, Waelkens, Thys, De Vos, Overbergh, Schyns, Buyse, Casaer, Van Geet, and Freson.

The AHCF would like to congratulate the Dr. Brockmann from Germany for writing an article which summarized new genetic findings and clinical aspects in episodic dyskinesias; a clinical hallmark of AHC. His article is due to be published in October 2013. Congratulations Dr. Brockmann.

The AHCF would like to congratulate researchers for writing an article about the first diagnosed AHC patient in El Salvador. Their article was published in Spanish last month. Congratulations doctors, Ramirez-Zamora and Ortez-Gonzalez.

Vicky Platt
Secretary, AHC Foundation 

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