Archive for March, 2017

In Loving Memory of an AMN Hero: Mark Bostock

The ALD/AMN community lost one of its most cherished heroes yesterday.  Mark Bostock was one in a million. Anyone who knew Mark, had the distinct pleasure of being acquainted with an inspirational, kind-hearted, and determined man who could easily put a smile on the faces of anyone that crossed his path. Mark Bostock

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Minoryx Therapeutics Completes Phase 1 Clinical Trial of ALD/AMN Drug

22 March 2017 | By: BioSpectrum Minoryx Therapeutics, a drug development company specialized in the discovery of new drugs for orphan diseases, announced that it has successfully completed its phase 1 trial with MIN-102. MIN-102 targets X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (X-ALD), a rare and chronically debilitating life threatening neurodegenerative disease. There are

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Small molecule helps fix ‘Lorenzo’s Oil’ gene mutation

Sobetirome partially makes up for lost protein function By: Stu Borman Researchers have identified a small organic molecule that may help fix the genetic defect that causes X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (X-ALD), the rare disease featured in the 1992 movie “Lorenzo’s Oil.” X-ALD, which affects 1 in 20,000 to 50,000 people worldwide, typically

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