Beyond Achondroplasia

Growing together with Clara

June 30, 2016
by inesp.alves
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State of the art in achondroplasia

In the present, achondroplasia has more opportunities in the scientific search for a treatment than almost any other rare disease has. And this is very amazing. There are some relevant points in the science that is being produced for achondroplasia: … Continue reading

July 9, 2015
by inesp.alves
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Talking with Prof.Matushita – Meclizine for achondroplasia head-researcher

Being the most recent collaborator of ALPE Foundation, I represented ALPE at the ICCBH 2015 in Salzburg. I had the opportunity to meet several researchers, doctors and patient groups, related to bone related diseases, metabolic, developmental conditions and rare skeletal … Continue reading

July 4, 2014
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A summary of achondroplasia´s potential treatments

I have been following for several months the search work of prof. Morrys Kaisermann around achondroplasia latest researchs. He keeps a blog about achondroplasia named “Acondroplasia-Achondroplasia” and his lastest post is a brilliant synopsis of the current achondroplasia potential treatments and … Continue reading

September 10, 2013
by inesp.alves
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Meclozine – can this be a new chance for achondroplasia treatment?

A group of Japanese researchers  presented in ISDS Meeting Bologna 2013, the following study: Meclozine facilitates chondrocyte proliferation and differentiation by attenuating abnormally activated fibroblast growth factor receptor 3 (FGFR3) signaling in achondroplasia. Achondroplasia (ACH) is one of the most … Continue reading

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