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The Epilepsy Foundation Releases Statement on Coronavirus

The Coronavirus has affected our daily dialogue. Chelsea’s Hope understands that to those caring for a Lafora patient, concerns are even greater. The Epilepsy Foundation has released the following brief on the coronavirus.

Concerns About Coronavirus

5th LECI workshop Paper

“The 5th International Lafora Epilepsy Workshop: Basic science elucidating therapeutic options and preparing for therapies in the clinic”

5th LECI workshop Paper

Lafora Documentary to Be Shown at San Francisco Film Festival

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

5th International Lafora Disease Workshop

The 5th International Lafora Disease Workshop is scheduled for September 9-11, 2019 in Alcala Spain.

Please see attached for additional details.

2019 LD workshop

Important paper published today on advances in research …

New paper titled, “Targeting Pathogenic Lafora Bodies in Lafora Disease Using an Antibody-Enzyme Fusion”, published today!

 

Targeting Pathogenic Lafora Bodies in Lafora Disease Using an Antibody-Enzyme Fusion

 

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