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UCL School Of Pharmacy Study

UCL School of Pharmacy is carrying out a study to investigate the views of parents and carers about administering medicines to children via the rectal route. The survey will ask some demographic and background information before presenting three scenarios, where…

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Sophia Awarded Her PhD Today

Congratulations to Sophia who has been awarded the degree of PhD today. This a fantastic achievement and one we can all take great pride in as all your efforts funded her studies.  This is an important career step for Sophia and rewards…

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Possibility Of A One-and-done Treatment For This Form Of Batten Disease

Breaking news for Batten Disease "Our study opens up the possibility of a one-and-done treatment for this form of Batten disease," said Beverly Davidson, Ph.D., director of the Raymond G. Perelman Center for Cellular and Molecular Therapeutics at Children's Hospital…

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Disability Living Allowance UPDATE

With the help of Greg Mulholland, MP, the BDFA have met with Justin Tomlinson, Minister for Disabled People at the Department of Work and Pensions. This meeting enabled us to talk with him and his team about the process of…

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Science Is Again Threatened With Cuts: Help Us Tell The Government That Science Is Vital

Threats to science funding is a threat to us all, please visit and send an e-postcard to the Chancellor about why science and research is vital for Batten disease. The government is once again threatening research with cuts of 25%…

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ITV This Morning – The Harrison Family

The lovely Harrison family whose son James has CLN1 (Infantile Batten disease) will be raising awareness on This Morning on Monday 5th October. Please watch and let people know, a great platform to raise awareness.  

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Appeal To Build First Rare Diseases Centre For Children

Birmingham Children's Hospital is launching a £3.65 million appeal to raise money to build the UK's first rare diseases centre for children.   Read more here

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BATCure Research Consortium News

The BDFA is delighted to announce that the BATCure Research Consortium headed up by Dr Sara Mole at University College London has been awarded an EU Horizon2020 Innovation Grant of 6 million Euros to investigate potential therapies for CLN3, CLN6…

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Right Chair, Right Time, Right Now’ Campaign

We have just pledged our support of the 'Right Chair, Right Time, Right Now' Campaign. This campaign is working to improve the quality and effectiveness of wheelchair services across England. You can pledge your support for this campaign here: http://www.rightwheelchair.org.uk/

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BDFA 10th Annual Walk

We are now back in the office after a group of 80 of us spent the weekend at Bourton-on-the-Water in the Cotswolds for the Batten Disease Family Association 10th anniversary walk. We had sunshine and showers to make it a…

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