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A special space is open on the walls of Adeline Vanderver, MD's, new office for a framed collage of "Commander" Massimo "Mo" Damiani, a toddler wearing an orange jumpsuit who looks ready to join a NASA astronaut team. Dr. Vanderver, a child neurologist and geneticist, helped to pinpoint his rare subtype of leukodystrophy, a group of inherited degenerative diseases that
This week’s stories span discovery (of a potential treatment for rare blood diseases), inspiration (from a mother who transformed grief over her daughter’s terminal disease into a foundation helping other families), and finding practical clinical insight (to distinguish a serious knee condition from a drug-treatable infection with similar symptoms).
The Vanderver Lab uses a translational, multi-stakeholders research model to investigate underlying causes and clinical manifestations of leukodystrophies and other related white matter disorders, in order to support meaningful advances in the diagnosis and treatment of these conditions.