Penn Orphan Disease Center Announces First Grant Recipients from Million Dollar Bike Ride

Newswise — PHILADELPHIA — The Orphan Disease Center at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, has awarded its inaugural grants funded by proceeds from the 2014 Million Dollar Bike Ride. Thirteen institutions – from academia in the US, Canada, Germany, and Australia – received grants ranging from $35,000 to $60,000 from funds raised by 13 disease-specific cycling teams...

The awards:

Team ALD (Adrenoleukodystrophy)
Florian Eichler, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School
Pilot study on adeno-associated virus serotype 9-mediated gene therapy for adrenomyeloneuropathy

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