Author Archives: Marisa Wexler MS

Europe Awaits Proposed New Framework for Sharing Health Data

The European Commission is expected to propose a new governing framework for health data next month, called the European Health Data Space (EHDS), with the aim of connecting national health systems to facilitate secure and efficient transfer of data across systems in different European nations. The move is expected to…

Researchers Share Story of Patient Who Inspired Them

Researchers in Hong Kong have shared a case report about how they were inspired and humbled by a teenage girl with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) who got through a difficult hospital stay while maintaining a hopeful spirit and never losing sight of her goals. “Although the life of children…

#AAN2022 – Verana Health Launches Resource to Support SMA Research

Verana Health has launched a service called Neurology Qdata, which contains disease-specific datasets to help facilitate neuroscience research and develop novel treatment strategies. The new resource was announced recently at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) in Seattle, Washington. The first module to launch, called…

#MDA2022 – SMA Babies Given Zolgensma Early Able to Stand, Walk

Most of the children with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) who received the gene therapy Zolgensma (onasemnogene abeparvovec) in their first weeks of life are able to walk independently within developmentally normal age ranges, according to new research from the SPR1NT clinical trial. The findings were presented at this year’s…