Dear Lafora Families,
With funding from the Global Genes’ Continuity of Care RARE Patient Impact Grant, Chelsea’s Hope is offering grants to Lafora Households Impacted by COVID-19.
Limited funds are available, but we hope to help as many patients as possible. The application deadline has now been extended a week to December 7, 2020. All applications will be reviewed with the goal of making awards by December 15, 2020. Please contact Chelsea’s Hope with any questions or for help completing the form.
“The 5th International Lafora Epilepsy Workshop: Basic science elucidating therapeutic options and preparing for therapies in the clinic”
The following video was presented at the 5th International Lafora Epilepsy Workshop in Madrid: Chelsea’s Hope Lafora Disease Spotlight
Disorder: The Rare Disease Film Festival is a new event showcasing films from around the world which address the challenges of life with a rare disease. Most (but not all) of the films are documentaries. Many are less than 15 minutes. This year’s festival, scheduled for November 9th and 10th, will include Faces of Lafora, a documentary film by Denis Bojic. Faces of Lafora illustrates the heartbreaking impact that Lafora Disease has on patients and their families, as well as the efforts to find a cure for this horrible disease. Read more
The 5th International Lafora Disease Workshop is scheduled for September 9-11, 2019 in Alcala Spain.
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New paper titled, “Targeting Pathogenic Lafora Bodies in Lafora Disease Using an Antibody-Enzyme Fusion”, published today!
Brewer et al., Targeting Pathogenic Lafora Bodies in Lafora Disease Using an Antibody-Enzyme Fusion, Cell Metabolism (2019), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cmet.2019.07.002