Beyond Achondroplasia

Growing together with Clara

August 9, 2015
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Statins for achondroplasia, at the 12th ISDS meeting -part 1

The ISDS is registered as a non-profit organization, and the principal aim of the Society is to promote scientific progress in the field of skeletal dysplasias and dysostoses. At the Nosology and classification of genetic skeletal disorders, Superti-Furga et al. 2011: “Dysostoses are disorders affecting … Continue reading

April 3, 2015
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iPS cell technology for achondroplasia

A cell is the basic structural, functional, and biological unit of all known living organisms. Cells are the smallest unit of life that can replicate independently, almost as if a human person was like an enormous puzzle, made of 100 … Continue reading

November 1, 2014
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Statins for achondroplasia update

I contacted Professor Noriyuki Tsumaki, the head researcher for the study of the use of statins in achondroplasia, also mentioned in a post here. I kindly got  the following asnwers: “Statins should not be used in children because statins decrease cholesterol, … Continue reading

September 18, 2014
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Statins for achondroplasia?

Nature journal published yesterday an article connecting statins to achondroplasia treatment. You can read the abstract of the article “Statin treatment rescues FGFR3 skeletal dysplasia phenotypes“.A. Yamashita et al. Nature,doi:10.1038/nature13775, 2014 Statins or HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors are a class of drugs used … Continue reading

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