Author Archives: Maureen Newman

Stem Cell Transplant Studied in MNGIE

A currently-recruiting Phase 1 clinical trial will identify if stem cell transplants are a safe treatment option for the rare disease mitochondrial neurogastrointestinal encephalopathy syndrome (MNGIE). The study aims to recruit 12 patients with MNGIE and treat them with allogeneic hematopoetic stem cells collected from the bone marrow or blood…

Whole Exome Sequencing Useful to Diagnose Leigh Syndrome

Even if two individuals are affected by the same disease, such as Leigh syndrome, they may not have identical symptoms or causes of disease. For example, Leigh syndrome is associated with over 30 gene mutations, making it difficult to use single-gene identification as a cost-effective means of pinpointing Leigh…