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Hunter James Kelly Research Institute Shows  How Different Variations of Krabbe Disease Correlate with MRI Results

MRI & Jacqueline ScottResearch findings recently published in the Journal of Pediatric Neurology show that magnetic resonance imagining (MRI) abnormalities, when considered with typical clinical signs and symptoms of Krabbe Disease, are indicative of specific disease outcomes. These findings should help promote earlier diagnosis of later onset forms of the disorder, thus facilitating timely treatment.

“Our study confirms the existence of distinct age-related differences in the appearance of MRI scans, especially amongst different versions of the disease: early infantile, later onset, and adolescent/adult,” shared Patricia Duffner, MD, co-author of the study and Founding Director of the Hunter James Kelly Research Institute.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo Announces Plans to Establish a Genome Center in Buffalo - HJKRI Featured as Part of Press Event

Dr. Lawrence Wrabetz, Direcor of the Hunter James Kelly Research Institute at the University at Buffalo shares, "We would use that information to tailor their [Krabbe & Leukodystrophy patient's] treatment. To know whether they're likely to develop certain diseases, how badly would those diseases appear, and how might they respond to different treatments."

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NFL Hall of Fame Member Urges Congress to Team Up for Our Nation's Children while pushing for the Reauthroization of the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Act

Coverage from WGRZ-TV Ch. 2

See More Coverage of Jim Kelly's visit in Washington, DC:
       WKBW-TV Ch. 7       YNN        Article - The Buffalo News        Article - Democrat & Chronicle

Learn more by reading the press release and visiting the Newborn Screening State & Federal Information section of our website.


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