Author Archives: Marisa Wexler, MS

Researchers Detail Abnormalities in Gaits of Mice With Angelman

Mice with Angelman syndrome (AS) show clear abnormalities in walking patterns, and assessing these patterns may be useful for measuring the efficacy of potential therapies, a new study indicates. “Gait analysis proved a reliable, translational assay that can accomplish within-subject lifespan development, regression, progression and/or decline without confounding test–retest…

Europe Awaits Proposed New Framework for Sharing Health Data

The European Commission is expected to propose a new governing framework for health data next month, called the European Health Data Space (EHDS), with the aim of connecting national health systems to facilitate secure and efficient transfer of data across systems in different European nations. The move is expected to…

Experts Detail Best Strategies for Angelman Care in New Guidelines

An international team of experts has published a comprehensive document detailing the current best strategies to care for people with Angelman syndrome. The document, “A multidisciplinary approach and consensus statement to establish standards of care for Angelman syndrome,” was published in Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine. To…

Australian Study Examines High Cost of Angelman

The total cost of raising a child with Angelman syndrome (AS) is almost $100,000 AUD — more than $70,000 USD — per year, according to an Australian study. The data suggest that, in Angelman and other conditions that cause intellectual abnormalities, less-severe cognitive impairment is associated with less costs.