eNews October 2011
October 31, 2011
Volume 4, No. 7
In a very complex experiment, a team of PXE researchers led by Dr. Váradi and Dr. Le Saux were able to rescue some function in an ABCC6 gene with disease-causing mutations in a live mouse liver. This news is very exciting and may have some application to a future therapy for PXE in humans. Free PubMed Central article .
A veteran PXEer reflects on how much medical innovations have improved the lives of all PXEers, but particularly those of newly diagnosed PXEers.
"Thanks to Apple, I'm about to become best friends with Siri.
Meanwhile, I'm chasing a story about Snoop Dogg's obsession with a history-making vegetable."
PXE and Art is our continuing effort to showcase those who have turned disability into something beautiful. Whether you take photographs, write poetry, create jewelry, or play music, we would like to provide you a space on our website to showcase your artistic endeavors. Submit your creative work .
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