Skin erosion can be life-threatening for people affected by ankyloblepharon-ectodermal defects-cleft lip and/or palate (AEC) syndrome. Two research labs are studying to understand the molecular defects that lead to skin erosions so they can ultimately develop therapies.
Prenatal Treatment Restores Sweating in XLHED
Dr. Schneider and his team of investigators have published their groundbreaking research results in a “Prenatal Correction of X-Linked Hypohidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia.” We are thrilled to share with you key highlights from their research, what it means for our families affected by XLHED, and the next steps.
News from the XLHED Dog World
X-Linked hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia dogs were administered recombinant ectodysplasin in utero at different times to determine its impact on the development of hair, skin and tooth development. The research team found significant results.
Launching a Major Research Campaign
We stand at an unprecedented time in history. Preliminary findings from research show great promise for eradicating two symptoms of the most common k ind of ectodermal dysplasia. It’s extraordinary! But without funding, this research study and others will not continue. We are launching the “Impact Cures, Now” campaign to raise $300,000 in the next three years for ectodermal dysplasias research.
XLHED Treatment: From Setback to Renewed Hope
I am excited to share with you the latest news in our journey to develop a treatment for x-linked hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia (XLHED). EspeRare, a not-for-profit drug developer based in Switzerland, is picking up where Edimer Pharmaceuticals left off! EspeRare is exploring the possibility of re-launching the development of ER-004 (formerly known as EDI200) as…
A Summer of Ectodermal Dysplasias Research
It’s definitely a busy summer for the National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias (NFED)! If you follow our communications, you know we are going to be in Washington D.C. in July for the Family Conference and a historic first, Ectodermal Dysplasias Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill. Those are both incredibly important and major events for us….
How Hypohidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia Affects the Voice
Recently, we had a family ask if we had any information about how ectodermal dysplasia affects the voice. The National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias (NFED) did support a research project in the late 1990s that Kelly Mabry, Ph.D., Associate Professor at Southern Connecticut State University did. While the study is older, the information is still…
Important Discovery Made in AEC and EEC Research
By Maranke I. Koster, Ph.D. and Peter J. Koch, Ph.D., University of Colorado School of Medicine Since our last research update, we have been hard at work to understand the basis for skin and eye abnormalities that occur in patients affected by ankyloblepharon-ectodermal defects-clefting (AEC) syndrome and ectrodactyly-ectodermal dysplasia-clefting (EEC) syndrome. These two ectodermal dysplasias are caused…