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Alexander Disease: A Guide for Patients and Families

Alexander Disease: A Guide for Patients and FamiliesI’m pleased to announce the publication of a book that I’ve written as a guide to patients and families with Alexander disease. It covers historical origins of Alexander disease, the state of current knowledge, and prospects for what lies ahead, with citations to the research literature given throughout (see Table of Contents below). The book is available in digital or print forms, either directly from the publisher, Morgan Claypool (where you can get a 15% discount if you register for a free account) or from Amazon.

All author royalties will be donated to support future research on Alexander disease.

Table of Contents Introduction

  1. History and Classical Concepts (The Pre-Genetic Era)
  2. Genetics of Alexander Disease
  3. Expansion of Clinical Phenotype and Remaining Gaps in Understanding
  4. Mechanisms of Disease
  5. In Search of Treatments
  6. Conclusions Other Resources and Organizations

Albee Messing, VMD, PhD