August 1, 2011
Interview with Olivier Vanakker, Belgian PXE Researcher
Olivier Vanakker MD, PhD is a pediatrician and clinical geneticist affiliated with the Connective Tissue Disorders team and the Dysmophology team of the Center for Medical Genetics of the Ghent University Hospital, Belgium.
April 28, 2011
Vitamin K Does Not Prevent Mineralization in the PXE Mouse
PXE researchers have been trying to identify the substance, called a substrate, that is not present in the circulation, which could prevent mineralization in pseudoxanthoma elasticum. Results of recent research suggest that administration of vitamin K does not appear to affect mineralization in PXE KO mice.
April 20, 2011
International Rare Disease Research Consortium (IRDiRC) Sets Goals for 2020
From April 6-8, 2011, Investigators from Europe and America met in Bethesda, Maryland for the second meeting of the International Rare Disease Research Consortium (IRDiRC). The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the causes of over 7,000 rare disorders and lay out future collaborations that could produce treatments for about 200 of those disorders by 2020.
April 1, 2011
Interview with András Váradi, Hungarian PXE Researcher
András Váradi, PhD is one of PXE International’s great supporters and a leading researcher in this field. He has attended PXE International Research Meetings as well as Patient Meetings. PXE International recently awarded his team a $50,000 grant so that they can continue their important research into pseudoxanthoma elasticum.