Research News

Announcing 2022 Benson Fellowship Awardee

Announcing 2022 Benson Fellowship Awardee, Elba Pascual Goñi MD, PhD The Benson Fellowship is a three-year fellowship that provides an opportunity for scientists to engage in peripheral nerve of study. The Fellowship provides funds of up to $150,000 for three years, but only one Benson fellowship is awarded every three year period. We are pleased…

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2018 GBS|CIDP Foundation Research Grant Recipient Publishes Update in Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychology

CSF sphingomyelin: a new biomarker of demyelination in the diagnosis and management of CIDP and GBS Principal Investigators: Luana Benedetti, MD, PhD  and  Lucilla Nobbio, PhD, University of Genova, ITALY CIDP and GBS are immune-mediated neuropathies characterized by strong heterogeneity in terms of clinical manifestations, prognosis and response to treatment. They are treatable diseases and early…

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Foundation Hosted Patient Listening Session on Guillain-Barre Syndrome with The FDA

On September 29, 2020, the GBS|CIDP Foundation International organized a patient-led listening session on Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS). More than 30 members of various branches within the FDA logged on to the virtual meeting to hear about patients’ experiences with GBS. The FDA’s role was to listen and learn about what life is like during and…

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Your Donations in Action

In 2016 The GBS|CIDP Foundation awarded a research grant to Eduardo Nobile-Orazio, MD, PhD, FAAN, Professor of Neurology Neuromuscular and Neuroimmunology Service at Milan University. Dr. Nobile-Orazio’s 2016 study titled: An Italian Multicenter Network for the diagnosis and therapy of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP) and of its variants, contributed to the 2019 article: Risk factors for chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP): antecedent events, lifestyle and dietary habits. Data from the Italian CIDP Database., published by the EAN (European Academy of Neurology). Update: GBS|CIDP Foundation Research 2016 Grant Recipient, Dr. Eduardo Nobil-Orazio, published in Journal of Neurology, Journal of Neuroimmunology, and Wiley Online Library, and EAN.

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INCbase

INCbase Update  Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) is a rare disorder that affects different people in different ways. The symptoms, treatment response, and disease course may vary from person to person, or even in the same person at different stages of the disease. As previously reported in 2017, INCbase is a study that intends to…

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2020 GBS|CIDP Foundation International Research Grants Announced!

Research grants are made possible through the benevolence of many sources, including the Helen S. Manheimer Research Fund, contributions from individuals who have been personally touched by GBS, CIDP, or variants, and by several commercial sources. Through the generosity of these contributors, to whom the Foundation is most grateful, we are able continue our Research…

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GBS|CIDP Foundation Announces New Chairman of GMAB

On June 1, 2020, Dr. Ken Gorson officially passed the leadership to Dr. Peter Donofrio as Chairman of our esteemed Global Medical Advisory Board (GMAB). We thank Dr. Gorson for his leadership and many contributions in the past three years including the leadership of the US International Guillain-Barre Syndrome Outcome (IGOS) program, the Zika Virus…

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Update from the International Guillain–Barré Syndrome Outcome Study (IGOS)

Diagnosis and management of Guillain–Barré syndrome in ten steps Portuguese Spanish Nature Reviews Neurology: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41582-019-0250-9; Published Sept 20, 2019. Explanation of the above referenced article below.http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Authors: Sonja Leonhard, Melissa Mandarakas, Francisco de Assis Aquino Gondim, Kathleen Bateman, Maria Lúcia Ferreira, David Cornblath, Pieter van Doorn, Mario Dourado, Richard Hughes, Badrul Islam, S Kusunoki, Carlos Pardo, Ricardo Reisin,…

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