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Jul 11, 2017, 14:01 ET Missouri is the First State to Institute Newborn Screening for Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Governor Eric Greitens today signed into law Senate Bill 50, instituting newborn screening for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). The bill will make...


Dec 27, 2016, 19:14 ET Cure SMA and SMA Community Celebrate FDA Approval of Spinraza for SMA

On Friday, December 23, the FDA announced that it has approved SpinrazaTM (nusinersen) to treat spinal muscular atrophy, making it the first-ever...


Nov 17, 2014, 12:04 ET Cure SMA Presents Isis Pharmaceuticals with SMA Breakthrough Award

On November 15, Isis Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: ISIS) was presented with the 2014 SMA Breakthrough Award as part of the Cure SMA Gala of Hope in Seal...


Nov 05, 2014, 16:04 ET CSF-Delivered Gene Therapy Shows Promise for Spinal Muscular Atrophy

A manuscript from the laboratory of Dr. Brian Kaspar of Nationwide Children's Hospital was recently published in the journal Molecular Therapy. The...


Sep 02, 2014, 13:00 ET Families of SMA Becomes Cure SMA

Families of SMA, founded in 1984 by a small group of families affected by spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), has announced that the organization will...