Beyond Achondroplasia

Growing together with Clara

November 7, 2016
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Conference on achondroplasia

In a collaboration initiative between ALPE Foundation, FIMABIS and Dr. Felipe Luna, Head of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology at  Málaga Central Hospital, Spain, the Second Conference of Malaga Achondroplasia Unit “Around achondroplasia – research for families” will be held in … Continue reading

July 22, 2016
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A new animal model for research in achondroplasia

“Animals are used to understand basic biology, as “models” for studying human biology and disease and as test subjects for the development and testing of drugs, vaccines and other biologicals (i.e. antibodies, hormones, ingredients in vaccines, etc.) to improve and … Continue reading

June 8, 2015
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The cranial “domino” in achondroplasia

Excerpt from the book: “Human achondroplasia, a multidisciplinary approach”  Benedetto Nicoletti, Elio Ascani, Victor A. McKusick, Shona C. Dryburgh, Springer Science & Business Media, 06/12/2012 – 514 pages “The craniofacies in achondroplasia is typical and produced by decrease in the growth … Continue reading

March 1, 2015
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Surgical treatment for cervicomedullary compression among infants with achondroplasia

Dr. Shimony’s team published on the 17th of February 2015 in the Childs Nerv. Syst. journal, an article about respiratory failure being responsible for most deaths among children with achondroplasia and that it is often related to cervicomedullary compression (CMC). … Continue reading

February 19, 2015
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A silent risk in limb lengthening surgery – Fat embolism

Adipocytes, also known as fat cells, are the cells that primarily compose adipose tissue, specialized in storing energy as fat. Bone marrow is the flexible tissue in the interior of long bones. The two types of bone marrow are “red marrow”, which … Continue reading

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