#ScienceSaturday: November 9, 2019

#ScienceSaturday: November 9, 2019

#ScienceSaturday posts share relevant and exciting scientific news with the KAND community, and are compiled by Alejandro Doval. Alejandro is from Spain and serves as Team Leader of the KIF1A.ORG parent-led Research Engagement Team. Send news suggestions to our team at impact@kif1a.org. Recent KIF1A-Related Research Targeted Resequencing Identifies Genes with Recurrent Variation in Cerebral Palsy Research published this…

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#ScienceSaturday: November 2, 2019

#ScienceSaturday: November 2, 2019

#ScienceSaturday posts share relevant and exciting scientific news with the KAND community, and are compiled by Alejandro Doval. Alejandro is from Spain and serves as Team Leader of the KIF1A.ORG parent-led Research Engagement Team. Send news suggestions to our team at impact@kif1a.org. Recent KIF1A-Related Research New Research Simplified Resource from KIF1A.ORG We teamed up with KIF1A.ORG Research Team member Dominique…

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What Is KIF1A?

What Is KIF1A?

A KIF1A diagnosis can be scary, stressful and confusing. You’ve likely entered a whole new world of medical jargon and uncertainty. Complex scientific explanations about KIF1A rarely help families living with this diagnosis. We’re here to help.

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#ScienceSaturday: October 26, 2019

#ScienceSaturday: October 26, 2019

#ScienceSaturday posts share relevant and exciting scientific news with the KAND community, and are compiled by Alejandro Doval. Alejandro is from Spain and serves as Team Leader of the KIF1A.ORG parent-led Research Engagement Team. Send news suggestions to our team at impact@kif1a.org.

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#ScienceSaturday: October 19, 2019

#ScienceSaturday: October 19, 2019

#ScienceSaturday posts share relevant and exciting scientific news with the KAND community, and are compiled by Alejandro Doval. Alejandro is from Spain and serves as Team Leader of the KIF1A.ORG parent-led Research Engagement Team. Send news suggestions to our team at impact@kif1a.org.

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#ScienceSaturday: October 12, 2019

#ScienceSaturday: October 12, 2019

#ScienceSaturday posts share relevant and exciting scientific news with the KAND community, and are compiled by Alejandro Doval. Alejandro is from Spain and serves as Team Leader of the KIF1A.ORG parent-led Research Engagement Team. Send news suggestions to our team at impact@kif1a.org.

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#WeTackleRare, Do You?

#WeTackleRare, Do You?

What if we transformed the way our society views, funds, and engages with rare disease research? What if we lifted up scientists and doctors the same way we lift up professional athletes? What if we supported the world’s best and brightest researchers working on the next breakthrough treatment? The community behind #WeTackleRare is determined to…

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Day One

Day One

By Kathryn AtchleyPresident, KIF1A.ORG KIF1A Community, I’m writing this on the first day of my full-time position as President of KIF1A.ORG. I thank all of the families, friends and everyone who believes in our mission for making this new day possible. Your generosity, encouragement and engagement will fuel the next chapter of progress at KIF1A.ORG….

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Research Simplified with McKenney and Niwa Labs

Research Simplified with McKenney and Niwa Labs

Recent research on a subset of KIF1A mutations helps us understand how some KIF1A mutations can cause too much motor activity at the cellular level, leading to “uncomplicated hereditary spastic paraplegia.” KIF1A researchers Kyoko Chiba and Richard McKenney of University of California – Davis and Shinsuke Niwa of Tohoku University collaborated with KIF1A.ORG to bring…

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