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DOD’s PRMRP Neuropathy Research Awards

The Department of Defense’s (DoD) Peer-Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) has determined the grant applications that it wishes to award in fiscal year 2021 (FY21). In this first year that applications were accepted for research in peripheral neuropathy, 41 applications out of over 1000 applications received focused on peripheral neuropathy.   DoD is recommending awarding a …

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eNews January 2022

   January 2022 PNRR Research Study on Vitamin B6   Vitamin B6 toxicity is known to be a cause of peripheral neuropathy. There is debate regarding the threshold at which intake levels can cause neurological symptoms through vitamin B6. In a 2021 study from the Peripheral Neuropathy Research Registry (PNRR), funded by the Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy (FPN), researchers asked if elevated …

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eNews December 2021

    December 2021 President Joe Biden Diagnosed with Neuropathy   Recently, President Joe Biden was diagnosed with mild sensory neuropathy (a form of idiopathic neuropathy) in both feet. FPN is coordinating efforts to do the appropriate follow-ups, and we will keep you posted in the New Year.   Learn more about President Biden’s diagnosis …

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eNews November 2021

   November 2021 Old Cancer Drug May Have New Purpose: Treating Chronic Pain   Over the years, several drugs that were developed to treat medical conditions such as epilepsy and depression have been repurposed as treatments for chronic pain. Pregabalin (Lyrica) and duloxetine (Cymbalta) are just two examples. Another drug that used to be used …

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eNews October 2021

  October 2021 A Comprehensive Guide to the Top Pain-Relieving Devices on the Market Managing chronic pain takes work. Between appointments with your doctor, pain specialist, physical therapist, acupuncturist, and massage therapist, there are medications to keep up with, diet, exercise, and stress-reduction routines to follow – we know that the struggle is real. Through …

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eNews September 2021

   September 2021 Why Losing Weight is Good for Brain Health Having too much body fat can threaten brain health in multiple ways: It can increase the odds of developing high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and unhealthy blood fats. Moreover, a study by FPN’s Scientific Advisor, Eva Feldman, MD, PhD, FAAN, published in the Journal …

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eNews August 2021

    August 2021 PN Awareness Video: Please share! During Peripheral Neuropathy Awareness Week, FPN put out a call for videos answering the question:  “What Do You Wish People Knew About Peripheral Neuropathy?” Our incredible volunteer, Diva, pulled your answers together into a new and fantastic awareness video on peripheral neuropathy. Take a look at …

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eNews July 2021

    July 2021 One Step Closer   The research study on Anti-MAG peripheral neuropathy is progressing nicely, with more sites and patients participating throughout the world. FPN is pleased to play an integral role in supporting these research efforts for physicians and patients affected by this rare form of PN.   Learn more.   …

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eNews June 2021

  June 2021 FPN Welcomes Kristy Townsend We are pleased to announce a new member of the FPN Board of Directors, effective June 1. Kristy Townsend, PhD in Neuroscience, brings a wealth of information in peripheral neuropathy research, and we are lucky to have her on our team. Read more.   Hypothyroidism and PN Hypothyroidism …

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eNews May 2021

    May 2021 New Research Study Underway using FPN’s Biobank, the PNRR The Scripps Research Institute, in collaboration with Protego Biopharma and the Kelly Laboratory, have gained access to plasma samples from the Peripheral Neuropathy Research Registry (PNRR) for a unique research study on the biochemical mechanisms of amyloid diseases.  This study will use …

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