Monday, June 26, 2017

Scientists at NIH, FDA & CDC To Hold Briefing On XMRV Retrovirus

August 23, 2010 by  
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Note: I plan to begin posting blogs about the XMRV retrovirus on Addi and Cassi’s website. Why would I start posting about XMRV when Addi and Cassi have Niemann Pick Type C disease, a fatal “childhood Alzheimer’s” like condition? People who are reading my blog for the first time need to know that all people [...]

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American Heart Association Features Addi and Cassi’s Fatal Genetic Cholesterol Disorder

February 1, 2010 by  
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Thank you to the American Heart Association for featuring Addi and Cassi Hempel’s story and increasing awareness of Niemann Pick Type C, an ultra rare and fatal cellular cholesterol disease that is trying to steal our twins away from us. We hope that by reading our story, more people will understand the significance of the Niemann Pick Type C [...]

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Understanding Genetic Testing & Sequencing – It’s Greek To Me

January 19, 2008 by  
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We have recently learned from the Mayo Clinic that our twins Addi and Cassi have one Niemann Pick Type C gene mutation that has been identified in their bodies — it’s called Exon 12 DNA Change 1920delG.   This DNA sequence change (or deletion) is a “known pathogenic mutation in the sterol-sensing domain.”   The 1920delG mutation [...]

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