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Working to Save the Canavan Children... and So Many Others
When you support the Canavan Research Foundation, you give hope to all the families struggling with the debilitating effects of Canavan Disease. The research we develop also brings a cure to countless other degenerative diseases that much closer.

Canavan Disease remains our primary focus. But the more our research team learns about the degenerative and rebuilding processes, the more that knowledge can be used toward treatment of other childhood genetic brain diseases, such as Metachromatic leukodystrophy, ALD, Tay-Sachs, Neimann Pick and Krabbe's (to name a few). The stem cell therapy that we support as well may ultimately be used to treat a multitude of other diseases, including Parkinson's and Alzheimer's as well as stroke and traumatic brain/spinal cord injury. Our research is truly on the cutting edge of modern medicine, and with your support, this research may one day make a difference in the life of someone you love.

Please see the following article for information on how gene therapy for Canavan Disease is being used as a prototype for gene therapies for more common diseases.

"Gene Therapy: A New Approach to the Treatment of Parkinson Patients"

Genetic Brain Diseases
Leukodystrophies Mucolipidoses Lipidoses
Canavan Disease
Krabbe's Disease
Metachromatic  Leukodystrophy
Adrenoleukodystrophy
Pelizaeus-Merzbacher
Lesch-Nyhan
Leigh's Disease


Other Degenerative Diseases
Parkinson's
Alzheimer's
Multiple Sclerosis
Hurler
Sanfilippo
Morquio
DiFerrante
Sialidosis

Amino Acid Deficiencies
PKU
Homocystinuria
Hartnup Disease

Gangliosidosis
Gaucher's
Niemann Pick
Wolman
Fabry
Refsum's
Cerebrotendinous
Xanthomatosis
Lipofuscinosis (Batten    Disease)
Tay Sach's