Defeat MSA Leads Kickstarter for New Documentary About MSA!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, August 4, 2016 Contact: Philip Fortier, Director – Defeat MSA Phone: (586) 246-1475 Email: Defeat MSA Leads Kickstarter for New Documentary About MSA! Defeat MSA is pleased to announce the beginning of the Kickstarter campaign to support “1,000 Dias” (1,000 Days), the first full length feature film about…

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Prognostic Factors for Survival in Multiple System Atrophy

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An 88 year-old male with probable multiple system atrophy-parkinsonism (MSA-P) with at least 4 years of gait instability complicated by fall and cervical fracture, sick sinus syndrome status post pacemaker placement, postural hypotension requiring midodrine and fludrocortisone, achalasia status post BOTOX® injection and dilation, urinary retention status post chronic indwelling Foley catheter presented…

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Single Protein Causes Parkinsons’ Disease & Multiple System Atrophy


Several neurodegenerative disorders are caused by aggregates of a single protein known as alpha-synuclein. In collaboration with CNRS and the University of Antwerp, KU Leuven neurobiologists have discovered that the shape of these aggregates – ‘cylinders’ or ‘ribbons’ – determines whether a patient develops Parkinson’s disease or Multiple System Atrophy, respectively. Typical of…

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