Leading the Fight to treatand cure Tay-Sachs, Canavan and related diseases
The disease is named for Myrtelle Canavan who first described the disorder in 1931. She was one of the first female pathologists and is best known for her description of Canavan.
In 1993 Dr. Rueben Matalon discovered the
gene that causes Canavan from tissues provided by several Canavan families. This discovery led to carrier screening and prenatal testing for the disease.
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At NTSAD, we are making a difference. Every day. Helping families and individuals find their way and providing hope by supporting research on many levels. All of this takes compassion and determination.
There is no time to waste, and families need our help. Those who are fighting today and those who will seek our help tomorrow.
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