Author Archives: Marta Figueiredo PhD

Gene Therapy Shows Promise in Mice With CLN8 Disease

A gene therapy designed to deliver a working version of the CLN8 gene — the one mutated in people with CLN8, a form of late-infantile Batten disease — prolonged the survival, reduced disease-associated brain features, and partially corrected motor problems in a mouse model. The findings, likely representing one of…

Anesthesia Generally Safe in Children and Adolescents with Batten Disease, Study Shows

Anesthesia seems generally safe in children and adolescents with Batten disease, according to a study evaluating complications immediately before, during, and after procedures that require anesthesia. These complications, however, were associated with the number of anti-seizure medications taken by the patient, suggesting a more severe disease. The research also highlighted…