Research

Attention Researchers! GBS Deemed Eligible for Research Studies through Department of Defense Peer Review

In March 2018 Congress passed an omnibus bill that finalized Fiscal Year 2018 appropriations. Guillain-Barré Syndrome was again listed as a condition eligible for study! Now is the time to begin applications for available grants. Below is more detailed information regarding applications and possible awards.

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FDA approves CSL Behring treatment for CIDP

The Food and Drug Administration granted marketing clearance Friday for Hizentra, a treatment for chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) developed by CSL Behring.  Lisa Butler, executive director of the GBS/CIDP Foundation International, said “The approval of Hizentra offers patients who were once burdened by traveling to the infusion center or hospital the flexibility to self-administer their treatment at…

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2017 GBS|CIDP Foundation Grant Awardees

(#1) Title of the project: Enhance Peripheral Nerve Repair by Modulating Macrophage Subsets Investigator: Gang Zhang, M.D; Ph.D Assistant Professor of Neurology University of Texas, Health Sciences Center at Houston Synopsis: Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) is now the first-line therapy for Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). However, there are many disadvantages including high cost, supply shortages, and multiple side effects…

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