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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.
News And Events
In order to better understand his condition, Adam Lawrence asked others with HSP to answer some basic questions about HSP for a survey. While the answers will not surprise most of the people with HSP, it is interesting to see how the disease presents itself in others. For example, 80% of people were mis-diagnosed and, [...]Read More
“This is very exciting since identifying the biological processes in neurological disorders is the first step toward the development of new treatments,” says co-lead study author Ali G. Fenstermaker. “We identified several promising targets for development of new treatments.”Read More
“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.”