Author Archives: Marta Figueiredo PhD

Gene Therapies, Ongoing Sanfilippo Research Part of MPS 2021

Recent advances in treating people with Sanfilippo syndrome and other mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS) were among topics addressed at the 16th International Symposium of MPS and Related Diseases (MPS 2021). The annual event, held virtually July 23–25, was organized by MPS Spain in collaboration with different MPS societies worldwide. The…

Metabolic Disorders May Underlie Some Diagnosed Autism Cases

Genetic metabolic diseases, such as Sanfilippo syndrome, may underlie an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis, especially when accompanied with additional symptoms, according to a case series in Turkey. The data suggested that 3.3% of ASD cases may have a metabolism-related genetic cause, which in many cases can be attenuated or…