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September 2016
Advances in Neuropathy - Emerging Therapies
FPN Symposium 
The Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy just held its third biannual International Research Symposium September 7-9, 2016 in Chicago. More than 90 people were in attendance including, physicians, clinical investigators and basic scientists from a broad range of disciplines. There were researchers from academia and the pharmaceutical industry collaborating for the purpose of advancing research that will transform the lives of those with peripheral neuropathy. Read more! 
Patient Insight into Peripheral Neuropathy Aids Drug Research
Patient Insight into PN
Astellas Pharmaceuticals writes about the value of getting patient input in their drug research process and the important role the Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy played in making the connections.
Click here to read more! 
NIH Provides Two Grants for Peripheral Neuropathy Research
NIH Provides Grants for PN Research
Last month the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
provided two separate grants supporting peripheral neuropathy research. This is excellent news as it demonstrates recognition of the need for funding in this area. One of the researchers awarded the grant is Dr. Sandra Rieger who recently attended the Foundation's International Research Symposium.  Learn more! 
Neuropathy Pain Medication That Could End the Opioid Crisis
Neuropathy Pain Medication
Researchers may soon vanquish our pain without causing addiction and other devastating side effects.   Results could dramatically impact the lives of those with neuropathic pain. To read more click here!  
Alabama Discovery Could Lead to New Treatment for Guillain-Barre Syndrome
Alabama Discovery New Treatment GBS
An Alabama researcher has identified the molecule that allows the immune system to damage patients' nerves, leading to devastating paralysis in the most common type of Guillain-Barre Syndrome. The discovery could lead to new treatments for the condition, which can be a rare complication of Zika virus and other infections. Click here to read more!  

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