The Spring 2015 issue of Compass is now available online.
As part of our most recent round of funding, we made five grants totaling $640,000 for basic research. Basic research investigates the cause and biology of SMA, in order to identify the most effective strategies for drug discovery. We also use basic research funding to develop tools that facilitate SMA research.
This issue introduces our five grantees and gives background on each of their projects: what the project is, how the research will be conducted, and what the impact will be for those affected by SMA.
This issues also provides more information about the current landscape of basic research in SMA. What discoveries have already been made because of basic research? What future discoveries are we looking for? And how might these projects bridge that gap?
For More Information
Check out the grant announcements in our news section for additional information about our five grantees:
To read past issues of Compass, visit our research publications page.
Questions on research? Send us an email at [email protected].