Author Archives: Patricia Inacio PhD

Scientist Awarded $1.79M to Develop New Amyloidosis Treatment

Scientist Jonathan Wall, PhD, has won a $1.79-million grant to develop a potential treatment for amyloidosis, a group of conditions that includes familial amyloid polyneuropathy (FAP). The grant, from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, will fund a research project, titled “Developing a Theranostic…

FAP More Diverse Than Previously Believed, Review Study Contends

A review of 542 cases of hereditary transthyretin amyloid polyneuropathy (ATTR-PN) from more than 100 countries suggests that the clinical symptoms and geographical occurrence of the disease is more variable than described previously. The review study,“Epidemiological and clinical characteristics of symptomatic hereditary transthyretin amyloid polyneuropathy: a global case series,”…

Heart Problems Are Top Cause of Death for FAP Patients Who Had Liver Transplant, Study Says

Cardiac problems are the leading cause of death among transthyretin familial amyloid polyneuropathy (ATTR, also called FAP) patients who have had a liver transplant, according to a retrospective longitudinal study. The study, “Cause of death analysis and temporal trends in survival after liver transplantation for transthyretin familial amyloid polyneurophathy,”…