Associations of patients and scientists join forces on new research front to tackle Friedreich’s Ataxia

Mice neurons with the Frataxin gene transfered. In yellow, localization of the frataxin protein in neurons (Picture: Díaz-Nido lab)
Mice neurons with the Frataxin gene transfered. In yellow, localization of the frataxin protein in neurons (Picture: Díaz-Nido lab)

Several media have echoed the research project on Friedreich’s Ataxia at IRB Barcelona, funded by the associations of patients and families called the Babel Family and the Asociación Granadina de la Ataxia de Friedreich (ASOGAF), for the initial 18 months. 

The project aims to develop an injectable frataxin treatment that can reach the brain. Frataxin is the protein that is reduced in those affected by this rare and degenerative disease, which has no cure.

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