Category: About Gaucher Disease

2018 NGF Patient Symposium: Q&A

At a recent symposium on Gaucher disease, nationally and internationally renowned Gaucher disease experts answered a variety of questions about the condition. Topics touched on everything from advances in gene therapy to the role of diet in Gaucher disease treatment to whether people with Gaucher disease have certain biological advantages. Read the Gaucher disease Q&A… Read More »

The History of Gaucher Disease

The history of a disease can be tricky to pinpoint. An individual disease makes people ill long before the disease itself has an identity or name. Archaeologists found evidence of cancer in ancient Egyptians, though cancer didn’t get its name until 1,000 years after the ancient Egyptians. When Was Gaucher Disease Discovered? So it’s probably… Read More »

[Webinar] Parenting Adolescents with Gaucher Disease

On October 8, the National Gaucher Foundation hosted a webinar featuring Laurie Bailey, Clinical Research Manager at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. You can watch the recording below. Toolkit Presentation Slides Transitions Growing and Managing Your Own Healthcare: What Every Teen Living with an LSD Needs to Know to Manage Their Healthcare – Dawn Laney, MS American… Read More »

Precision Medicine and the Implications for Gaucher Disease (Podcast Recap)

Precision medicine could help enhance and direct treatment for Gaucher disease. But it might be challenging to obtain detailed genetic information from people living with Gaucher disease.

The Gaucher Specialist: A Critical Member of Your Care Team

A Gaucher specialist is an expert in diagnosing and treating Gaucher disease. Having this specialist on your care team is essential to receiving the best treatment possible. NGF can help you find a Gaucher specialist.

The Links Between Gaucher Disease and Parkinson’s Disease (Podcast Recap)

Research into the link between Gaucher disease and Parkinson’s disease may provide answers to treatment for both conditions. Gaucher Disease and Parkinson’s Diseases: An Unexpected Connection As Gaucher disease research progresses, scientists are discovering stronger links between the condition and other neurological illnesses, like Parkinson’s disease. But there’s still much to learn about how, and… Read More »

The Founder Effect’s Influence on Jewish Genetic Diseases

Among groups of people worldwide, genetic variation plays a key role in the prevalence of certain genetic diseases like Gaucher disease. Genetic diseases can affect anyone, but in some groups, certain diseases are more common compared to others. This can be attributed to genetic drift, or how frequently various genotypes (genetic makeups) appear in populations of individuals.

It’s All in the Family: How We Can Use our Heritage to Find a Cure for Parkinson’s Disease

Individuals with Gaucher disease and those with Parkinson’s disease can share a common link: mutations in the GBA gene. Identifying and evaluating people who carry a GBA mutation, whether they have Gaucher disease or PD or are related to someone living with one of these diseases, is vital to helping scientists learn more and develop… Read More »

WORLDSymposium Highlights Key Gaucher Disease Research Insights

In February 2018, attendees from around the world met in San Diego for the 14th annual WorldSymposium, a research conference focused exclusively on the latest discoveries related to lysosomal diseases. Doctors and scientists met for three days to present and discuss cutting-edge research findings that may help change the diagnostic and treatment process for a variety of lysosomal diseases, including Gaucher disease.

Rare Disease Awareness

Written by Wayne Rosenfield, PhD She was a beautiful child. She was so good-looking that her cuteness was almost a caricature. Her blonde hair fell straight onto her shoulders, with bangs that were cut to reveal her forehead, accentuating her big blue eyes. Her nose was small and turned up ever so slightly. She was petite,… Read More »

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