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Letter From The Editor – 2014 Anniversary Edition

This marks the anniversary of the first edition of Angelman Today and the first magazine dedicated to individuals with Angelman Syndrome, their families, care takers and  anyone wanting to know more about this genetic condition. This year has gone by very quickly, but so much progress has been made. We have partnered with many of the Angelman Foundations across the globe ...

QR Code ID Giveaway

We are giving away 1 QR Code ID to 10 Lucky Winners! Enter to Win a QR Code ID * indicates required Email Address * First Name * Last Name * Address * Address Line 2 City State/Province/Region Postal / Zip Code Country USAAaland IslandsAfghanistanAlbaniaAlgeriaAmerican SamoaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntigua And BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBoliviaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandColombiaComorosCongoCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D'IvoireCroatiaCubaCuracaoCyprusCzech RepublicDemocratic Republic of the CongoDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominicaDominican RepublicEast TimorEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland IslandsFaroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench ...

Angelman Syndrome Foundation July-August edition 2014

We are on our way to reaching our $1.2 million fundraising goal in support of the AS community The Angelman Syndrome Foundation and the entire Angelman syndrome community are incredibly grateful for everyone who attended, donated to, and volunteered in support of the 2014 ASF National Walk. Nearly 10,000 individuals across the country participated in the 30 Walk sites this year, ...

ASA-Asociatcion Sindrome de Angelman Spain

“Let’s make the journey together” Conference 10-11th May-Madrid This past 10th and 11th of May, Spanish Angelman Syndrome Association conducted a professional conference in Madrid under the title of let’s make the journey together for parents and professionals who deal with our children. The conference was a success both because of the level of participation as well as the professionals who were there and shared their knowledge. ...

Hello Summer!

Hello Summer!! By Sybille Kraft Bellamy “True health starts with fresh fruits and veggies” Summer is the perfect time to enjoy seasonal fruits and vegetables. The LGIT diet is a healthy diet when a high diversity of good quality products are used.  No “strange” food! Only real natural food without packaging! Our family, like most of the families who have an individual following the ...

The Latest Research for Angelman Syndrome

By Edwin J. Weeber, Ph.D. Learn Mem. 2014 Jan 16;21(2):98-104. doi: 10.1101/lm.032375.113. Activity-dependent changes in MAPK activation in the Angelman Syndrome mouse model. Filonova I1, Trotter JH, Banko JL, Weeber EJ. Author information  Abstract Angelman Syndrome (AS) is a devastating neurological disorder caused by disruption of the maternal UBE3A gene. Ube3a protein is identified as an E3 ubiquitin ligase that shows neuron-specific imprinting. Despite extensive ...

Dr. Anna Larson: A Life-Changing Encounter Leads To A Lifetime’s Inspiration

We’ve all heard stories about unexpected encounters that change people’s lives in profound ways. While not all of us have experienced that kind of event, Dr. Anna Larson is one who has. It came when she was applying to medical schools. A friend mentioned that a couple she knew was seeking a caregiver for their son, Jake Pritzker, a young adult ...

Eva’s Journey With Seizures And What Her Mom Is Doing About It

By Claire Lerman On the 28th June 2013 our beautiful little 16mth old Eva was diagnosed with Angelman Syndrome. Just 4 months after her diagnosis Eva started with epilepsy and has been in & out of hospital numerous times. All the medications we were given completely failed to control Eva's seizures. We had read about something called a Ketogenic diet & we were ...