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An opportunity to assist with prion disease research

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We are very excited to announce the launch of a patient registry for patients, family members, those at risk and those who would like to assist by being a control.

Please watch the video by Eric Minikel and Sonia Valladh announcing the launch of the prion registry at the CJD Foundation conference on 16th July 2017 in Washington DC USA . This is a collaborative initiative supported by the CJD Foundation USA and the CJD International Support Alliance of which Deana Simpson and Suzanne Solvyns are co-chairs.

Announcing prionregistry.org an online portal to connect patients & people at-risk with opportunities to participate in prion research.

News from Prion Alliance in Boston, Massachusetts

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From Prion Alliance in Boston, Massachusetts:

Today we are proud to launch a new clinical research study with collaborators at Massachusetts General Hospital!

This study, funded by your donations to Prion Alliance, is now recruiting people at risk for genetic prion disease, and controls, to donate cerebrospinal fluid for studies of biomarkers in prion disease.

Learn more and participate: Prion Alliance sponsors MGH research study

Tedx Talk- Dr. Valerie Sim, how her curiosity brought her to discover a new way to bring science to a deeper level.

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This is just brilliant and comes from a lady who is a clinician and also a prion disease researcher and plays the fiddler like you would not believe. Dr. Valerie Sim is also a member of the Friends and Advisors Group of the CJD International Support Alliance and Medical Director of the Canadian CJD Association so is dedicated to assisting patient associations and CJD patients and families. This is the calibre of researchers we are so lucky to know are working hard to find a treatment or cure for this devastating disease called CJD or prion disease.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

Book Release

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A new book is being released on March 21st, 2017 by New York Times bestselling author, Gina Kolata.

The book, “Mercies in Disguise: A Story of Hope. A Family’s Genetic Destiny, and The Science That Rescued Them” tells the story of CJDF Board Member Amanda Baxley Kalinsky and her family, the path to diagnosing the disease (GSS) that affects multiple family members, and how Amanda changed the future of prion disease in her family.

You can purchase this book through Amazon Smile using this link: Amazon Smile CJD Foundation DonationAmazon will donate 0.5% of the book price to Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease Foundation Inc.