Author Archives: Iqra Mumal, PhD

Potential Batten Biomarkers Identified Through Protein Analyses

An analysis of the protein profile of the three major forms of neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses (NCLs) has revealed potential biomarkers for the measurement of short-term response to treatment. The study, “Proteomic analysis of brain and cerebrospinal fluid from the three major forms of neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis reveals potential biomarkers,”…

Cholesterol Therapy Gemfibrozil Improves Disability and Lifespan of Mice with Batten Disease, Study Reports

The fat-lowering therapy gemfribrozil decreased disability and increased the lifespan of mice with a form of Batten disease that strikes children, according to a preclinical-trial study. The finding suggests the high-cholesterol drug could be used to treat children with Batten, which scientists call Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis, or NCL. The research also indicated…