How Do You Spell Progress in CMT Research? STAR!

On the 10th Year Anniversary of the launch of STAR (Strategy to Accelerate Research), CMTA Chairman, Gilles Bouchard, gives a webinar explaining the current status and remarkable advances made in CMT research. This webinar was so informative and well-done, I transcribed it for you. Spread the word folks. Pretty amazing work being done right now. […]

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It’s CMT Awareness Month! How Much Do You Know About CMT?

CMT Awareness Month Quiz – How Many Will You Get Right? Last year, I worked on a version of this quiz for CMT Awareness month. I decided to revamp the quiz by adding a few more questions, rephrasing some of the questions and adding detailed answers. I hope you enjoy the quiz and share with […]

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CMTA STAR Research: Did You Know?

Neurologist: Well, he has CMT and yes, it gets worse over time. Me: Silence Neurologist: There is really nothing much you can do about it. Me – Silently feeling FREAKED OUT! Neurologist: Young man, at the beginning of the game, you are dealt a specific hand of cards. Some people receive a great hand, and […]

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CMT: So Much More Than Hands and Feet!

  “What’s up with the knee brace?” I asked 12-year-old Rylee, who was visiting from Pennsylvania for a couple of days. Head down, in a whisper, she told me, “My knee keeps popping out of joint. It hurts really bad when that happens. ” Just the thought of having my patella on the side of my […]

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23andMe? Not For CMT!

  I’ve known Carly Siskind for at least 15 years. She is a board-certified genetic counselor who worked with Dr. Michael Shy at the Wayne State CMT clinic in Detroit (Dr. Shy’s CMT Center of Excellence is now in Iowa). Today, Carly is currently working at Stanford University and Hospital and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital […]

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CMTA: Turning Science Into Therapies

On Saturday, March 18, the CMTA put on a Patient/ Family Conference in collaboration with the University of Miami. We had a wonderful turnout, with people from all over the world in attendance. Gilles Bouchard, the CMTA’s Board Chair, explained progress to date on CMTA-funded research. I wanted to share my notes with You!   […]

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