Cal Newport has something sane to say about AI — and medicine, and much else
David Epstein and Cal Newport discuss the possible impact of AI on medicine and medical diagnostics.
BILLY’s in Canada now!
Previously it was only possible to get BILLY shoes in Canada through retailers like Brainsport.ca and hsktkids.ca. Now BILLY is shipping from Canada to Canadian customers. Just go to billyfootwear.ca.
The “First Treatable CMT Disease” is Neither CMT Nor a Disease
CMT-related research may truly do away with CMT disease first by eliminating or updating how naming and classification works in neurological pathology.
CMTA Toronto Upcoming Events • CMT Awareness Month • Learning to slow down and attend to your needs • Existential anxiety
The Toronto chapter of the CMTA has regular meetings and events that can be joined remotely with Zoom. On Saturday, September 24 from 1-3pm EST their guest speaker will be Shannon Hardy, owner of Academy Foot Clinic and a trained podiatrist. Shannon will be speaking about foot care and the importance of seeing a chiropodist/podiatrist.…
Walk4CMT is coming up on September 18!
I will be walking as far as I comfortably can in Muscular Dystrophy Canada’s Virtual Walk4CMT on Saturday, September 18 — which is somewhere north of 20km at which point the numbness setting it around 10km usually gets into a little more active pain, thanks of course to the effects of a relatively mild case…
The “first treatable” form of CMT?
I wrote this brief article on the way the SORD gene works (or fails to work) for the Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation. SORD mutations cause “the most common autosomal recessive form of CMT2 (CMT2A1), autosomal recessive intermediate CMT (CMTRIA), and the overlapping category of distal hereditary motor neuropathy (dHMN).”
New Canadian CMT Resources
At some point I’d like to create a page of CMT resources in Canada just to present that all in one place. If you have anything or anyone you think should be on the list, please let me know! 📣
Maybe it will work on CMT..?
It seems the new hope for VM202 as a CMT1a treatment is perhaps Hellxmith’s latest attempt to find a market for an experimental product that has not panned out as hoped.
A new discovery of a genetic cause (and likely cure) for a previously unknown subtype of CMT2
Published in Nature Genetics last month, the INC group’s findings are a big deal, and there is a really cool story from the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine about how the research team came together.
CMT, COVID-19, and Respiratory Health
A few weekends ago, I listened to the HNF webinar on COVID-19 and CMT with Dr. John Bach of Rutgers University Medical School, a leader in the field of pulmonary rehabilitation, particularly for people with neuromuscular diseases. You can watch it and get a bunch of other materials now — for free — thanks to…
ACE-083 Trials Show No Benefit
Acceleron Pharma Inc’s ACE-083 drug trials “did not achieve statistically significant improvements in functional endpoints relative to placebo” with CMT patients, so it will no longer be developed.
Video short on CMT – Rare Film Festival
This is a great, short video that explains the basics of CMT — made by students at the University of Greenwich for the first “Rare Film Festival,” put on by Rare Disease UK.