Leigh Syndrome

Stanford University is collecting samples of blood, muscle and other tissues from people with neuromuscular disorders for use in research

posted on January 7, 2015 - 12:06pm
Ever wondered how someone with a neuromuscular disorder in his or her family might contribute to research efforts in this field?

The rapid pace of research, unprecedented number of treatments in clinical trials and opportunities to share ideas across diseases made for an exciting 2013 MDA Scientific Conference

posted on April 25, 2013 - 4:51pm
Turning neuromuscular disease research into treatments as quickly and effectively as possible was the overarching theme of dozens of formal presentations, nearly 200 scientific posters, and countless informal conversations at the MDA Scientific Conference, April 21-24. A palpable sense of excitement pervaded the sold-out event thanks to the unprecedented number of experimental treatments in...

Drug testing for Duchenne MD, Leigh syndrome and Pompe disease moves forward; and two MDA-supported mouse studies suggest leads for myasthenia gravis and periodic paralysis

posted on March 26, 2013 - 4:21pm
Drug development and identifying new leads for possible drug development are in the news for five neuromuscular diseases in MDA’s program.

EPI-743, an experimental compound that helps mitochondria generate energy, is being tested in mitochondrial and metabolic disorders; a trial in Friedreich's ataxia is planned

posted on November 16, 2012 - 5:00am
Update (Jan. 7, 2014): The trial of EPI-743 in Leigh syndrome is no longer accepting new participants.

The North American Mitochondrial Disease Consortium seeks to facilitate research by collecting information and biological samples from people with mitochondrial disorders and their family members

posted on August 16, 2012 - 6:00am
If you or someone in your family has or is suspected of having a mitochondrial myopathy or other disorder of the mitochondria, the North American Mitochondrial Disease Consortium (NAMDC) would like to hear from you.

Research items about Friedreich's ataxia, myasthenia gravis, mitochondrial myopathies, type 1 myotonic dystrophy, gene therapy and gene modification

posted on July 7, 2011 - 10:28am
Edison drugs target FA, mitochondrial diseases

Social Security has added four forms of congenital muscular dystrophy and Leigh syndrome to its Compassionate Allowances list for fast-track processing of applications.

posted on February 11, 2010 - 12:40pm
The Social Security Administration (SSA) announced today that 38 more diseases have been added to its Compassionate Allowances list, including four forms of congenital muscular dystrophy (CMD) and Leigh syndrome, a form of mitochondrial myopathy.

Eye care in neuromuscular disorders

posted on December 1, 2000 - 5:00pm
When people think about neuromuscular disorders, eye problems usually aren't the first thing that comes to mind. That makes sense, because most eye problems in neuromuscular disease are, thankfully, not too severe, treatable with therapy for the underlying disorder, or correctable with special lenses or surgery. But in some disorders, problems can persist, and they range from nuisances to...