Directory of Diseases Benefiting from SMA Research

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Researchers around the world are working side-by-side with Fight SMA, trying to find a treatment or a cure for the killer disease spinal muscular atrophy. As they make progress unlocking a cure for SMA, their work is also making strides toward understanding and possibly curing a number of other rare conditions.

Below is a directory of those diseases and disorders receiving a “collateral benefit” from spinal muscular atrophy research, and links to sites where more information can be found about them. If you have a website that provides information about any of these diseases, please contact us. If the site meets our criteria, we will include it in our directory. If we do include your link, we ask that you provide a link back to Fight SMA or FighterMom in return.

Adult Diseases and Disorders

ALS/Lou Gehrig’s Disease
NINDS
ALS Association
A Caregiver’s Guide to Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease
NINDS
Alzheimer’s Association

Parkinson’s Disease
NINDS
National Parkinson Foundation

Childhood Diseases and Disorders

Deafness-Dystonia
Orpha.net

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
MDA
Parent Project MD

Fragile X
National Fragile X Foundation

Friedreich’s ataxia
NINDS
Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance

Gaucher Disease
NINDS
National Gaucher Foundation

GM2A (AB Variant of GM2 Gangliosidosis)
Genetics Home Reference

Machado-Joseph Disease
NINDS
International Joseph Diseases Foundation

Menkes Disease
NINDS

Metachromatic Leukodystrophy: Late Infantile
NINDS
MLD Foundation

Myotonic Dystrophy
MDA
Stone Circle of Friends

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis (Batten Disease): Infantile, Late Infantile, Classic Late Infantile, and Late-Onset
NINDS
Batten Disease Support and Resource Foundation

Taylor’s Tale
John and Birdie’s Cure Batten Disease Charity

Niemann-Pick Disease Types A and B (NPD)
NINDS
National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation

Sialidosis and Galactosialidosis
Hide and Seek Foundation (Info on Galactosialidosis)
ISMRD (Info on Sialidosis)

Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 1 (Olivopontocerebellar Ataxia 1)
NINDS (Info on Olivopontocerebellar Atrophy and Ataxia)
GeneReviews

Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 2/Episodic ataxia type 2
GeneReviews

Spinocerebellar ataxia type 6
GeneReviews

Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 7 (olivopontocerebellar atrophy with retinal degeneration)
NINDS (Info on Olivopontocerebellar Atrophy and Ataxia)
GeneReviews

Tay-Sachs Sandhoff
NINDS
National Tay-Sachs and Allied Diseases Association

X-Linked Andrenoleukodystrophy (ALD)
NINDS
Fight ALD