A project for Friedreich’s Ataxia


“La Sexta Columna” television programme has broadcasted a report about the initiative taken by families with relatives that suffer from Friedreich’s Ataxia, a rare illness with no cure. Joined in an association called Genefa, these families raised the funds necessary to launch a research project – involving IRB Barcelona - to find a treatment.

The programme featured Juan Carlos Baiges, head of the association, Meritxell Teixidó, partner researcher in the Peptide and Protein Laboratory at IRB Barcelona, and Javier López Nido, researcher at the Severo Ochoa Centre of Molecular Biology in Madrid, with whom Teixidó works in coordination to carry the project forward.

Watch the video on La Sexta (in Spanish, 03:20 minutes)