As the academic year starts up across the country, The Jackson Laboratory has partnered with a variety of educational institutions, including Maine Maritime Academy, to provide COVID-19 testing for students, faculty and staff.
JAX Associate Professor Greg Cox discovered that mutations in NEMF, a key component of RQC, cause neuromuscular disorders in mice. He also identified human patients with pathogenic variants in NEMF who exhibit both motor neuron dysfunction and intellectual disabilities, underscoring RQC’s clinical importance.
The quest to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) has almost entirely met with failure at the clinical trial stage. Nonetheless, there have been research advances, particularly during the last few years, that are laying the foundation for progress in the years ahead.
Chris Brannigan has recently completed a 700 mile trek barefoot across England to raise awareness for the rare disease affecting his daughter Hasti: Cornelia de Lange syndrome (CdLS). The march took 35 days, but it is only the start of the Brannigan’s rare disease odyssey.