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Liver issues may be common, understudied in SMA: Study

Liver issues may be an understudied manifestation of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), according to a new study suggesting liver involvement in patients warrants greater consideration during disease management. Among a small group of SMA patients, three-quarters showed signs of fat accumulation in the liver, with a few also…

New lab test may help in studying effects of Spinraza treatment

Researchers have developed a new laboratory technique for measuring levels of Spinraza (nusinersen), an approved treatment for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), in biological fluids. The test is expected to help overcome some limitations of other approaches now in use, and may therefore aid scientists and physicians when studying the…