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State of HSP Research: The Promise and the Reality

by Allen Bernard

Researchers working on hereditary spastic paraplegia, better known as HSP, know more today than ever before. They are uncovering new targets for drug discovery all the time. They are discovering the common pathways that cause and connect the many forms of HSP we all deal with everyday. They are finding connections between HSP, PLS and other, better known, motor neuron diseases like ALS, Parkinsons, MS, CMT type II and others all the time. This is good news for everyone.
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We Did It!

Dear Friends, Helen Keller once said: “Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming it.” This takes foresight. It takes courage. It takes love. It takes heros like you. It is such a privilege for me to have the opportunity to be a part of a Foundation that includes […]

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HSP Booklet

What are the symptoms of HSP? The hallmark of HSP is progressive difficulty walking due to increasingly weak and stiff (spastic) muscles. Symptoms appear in most people between the second and fourth decade of life, but they can start at any age.

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Words to Know!

Get to know HSP and find out important Words to Know!

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Want to Be Happy?

A new book written by Christian Smith and Hilary Davidson entitled The Paradox of Generosity scientifically proves that generous people, on the whole, are happier and healthier and have a greater sense of purpose than others.

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How HSP related to PLS and ALS – This 2001 paper from SPF medical director Dr. John Fink explains how. This document can also be used as supporting documentation for SS disability claims.”



Download: HSP-in-relation-to-ALS.pdf

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