New research project jointly supported by 6 European associations

New research project jointly supported by 6 European associations

A new research which has just been funded by the Italian charity Gruppo Famiglie Dravet Onlus, supported by five other European associations dedicated to Dravet Syndrome: Associaçào Sindrome de Dravet Portugal, Dravet-Syndrom e.V Germany, Dravet Syndrome Sweden Association, Stichting Dravetsyndroom Netherlands/Flanders, Swiss Dravet Syndrome Association, coordinated by the Dravet Syndrome European Federation (DSEF).

The project is called “Combined transcriptional-translational RNA therapy of SCN1A haploinsufficiency”, it will be developed by Antonello Mallamaci (photo), neurobiologist at Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA), in Trieste, Italy, and will last one year.

The project constitutes the follow-up to a research started thanks to a funding from a United States organisation called Citizen United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE). Researchers will conduct a study with “the aim to provide the necessary basic evidence before moving on from the study of the SCN1A gene in mice – which is currently being used for testing – to its human counterpart”.

Click here for more information and a detailed explaination of the project by Dr. Mallamaci


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