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The ATM and ATR inhibitors CGK733 and caffeine suppress cyclin D1 levels and ...  -  ‎Nov 10, 2009‎
7thSpace Interactive (press release)The ataxia telangiectasia mutated (ATM) and the ATM- related (ATR) kinases play a central role in facilitating the resistance of cancer cells to genotoxic ...

Mile posts: A big FEAT is upcoming  -  ‎Oct 27, 2009‎
DesMoinesRegister.com2009 Three-time Olympic triathlete Hunter Kemper will be the featured guest during an ataxia-telangiectasia (AT) fundraiser in Des Moines on Monday, ...

The Countdown Roundup  -  ‎Nov 2, 2009‎
SYS-CON Media (press release)63 days, which is apparently enough time to run 63 marathons to raise awareness for ataxia-telangiectasia. 60 days, or the longest period of time that would ...

Help is on the way: Burr Ridge volunteer much appreciated at hospital  -  ‎Nov 10, 2009‎
TheDoings-ClarendonHills.comThe effects of ataxia telangiectasia, a rare neurological disease, make it difficult for him to be understood on the phone. But the disease, diagnosed when ...

Guest column — Tim Rau 'taught us about living well with few ...  -  07 Aug 2009
Sky Hi Daily NewsAnd we encouraged him because we knew his disease (Ataxia Telangiectasia ) would take him from us sooner than normal — his future was uncertain.

Safe Breast Self Exam by Young Women vs. Dangers of Mammography  -  ‎Aug 5, 2009‎
Huffington PostRadiation risks are increased by fourfold for the 1% to 2% of women who may be unknowing and silent carriers of the AT (ataxia-telangiectasia) gene,

Make A Wish to the rescue: 'For a week we didn't have to worry'  -  ‎Jul 20, 2009‎
KVALHe suffers from a rare genetic disease -- ataxia telangiectasia syndrome, or AT. "There's good days and bad days," said Joanne Bennett, Izzy's great aunt,

Teen with degenerative disorder remained active to the end  -  ‎Jul 17, 2009‎
Denver PostThe first symptoms of his illness, called ataxia telangiectasia, were loss of balance and speech problems. Eventually, he employed a red electric scooter

Safe Breast Self Examination by Young Women vs. Risky Mammography  -  ‎Jul 22, 2009‎
World-Wire (press release)Radiation risks are further increased by fourfold for the 1% to 2% of women who may be unknowing and silent carriers of the AT (ataxia-telangiectasia) gene,

Fraser drowning victim was the fifth this year in Moab  -  ‎Jul 13, 2009‎
Glenwood Springs Post IndependentRau suffered from ataxia-telangiectasia, which affects balance and muscle control. Though he was confined to a wheel chair, Rau's upper body was strong and

Reha für Frankenstein  -  ‎Jul 28, 2009‎
DocCheck NewsIm vorliegenden Fall war ein damals 9-jähriger Junge mit Ataxia telangiectasia seit Mai 2001 in Moskau mehrmals mit neuralen Stammzellen behandelten worden.

The giver  -  Dec 25, 2008
Boston Globe,Aponte's teenage daughters, Rhaissa and Natalie Vazquez, are stricken with a rare degenerative disease, ataxia-telangiectasia, that has robbed them of the

Volunteers build house for family with special needs sons  -  Dec 21, 2008
Alton Telegraph,Duey and Colton are both afflicted with a rare, neurodegenerative disease known as ataxia telangiectasia, or Louis-Bar syndrome. Duey was diagnosed with the

70 new drugs to be subsidized in 2009  -  Dec 20, 2008
Jerusalem Post,...feeding 90 children suffering from metabolic or neurological disorders and Prevnar vaccine against pneumonia for 30 infants with ataxia telangiectasia.

How binge drinking, smoking drive heart disease, cancers  -  Dec 3, 2008
The Guardian - Nigeria,The gene in question is known as the ataxia-telangiectasia, or AT, gene. At least one percent of the population carries a mutation in the gene, and women,

Fumar sumado a mutación genética eleva riesgo femenino de cáncer  -  18 Nov 2008
Buena SaludEl gen en cuestión es el de la ataxia-telangiectasia, o AT, y la mutación está presente en por lo menos el 1 por ciento de la población.

Smoking plus gene variant raises breast cancer risk  -  Nov 17, 2008
Reuters India,The gene in question is known as the ataxia-telangiectasia, or AT, gene. At least 1 percent of the population carries a mutation in the gene, and women who

Little girl’s dream trip to Florida back on  -  Nov 17, 2008
Bournemouth Daily Echo,Ebony, 10, has a life-limiting rare illness called ataxia telangiectasia. Sufferers generally do not survive beyond their late teens.

Commentary: Working as a caregiver is lifelong commitment  -  Nov 14, 2008
The Reporter,Dan was born with the rare genetic disease called Ataxia-Telangiectasia. You can reach her at

Fraternity holds Couch-a-thon to raise funds for children’s disease  -  Oct 29, 2008
Advance Titan,To find a cure for the childhood disease Ataxia-Telangiectasia (AT), the UW-Oshkosh National Broadcasting Society will host a live telethon on Saturday,

'We're definitely grateful for any prayers and support.' TINA ...  -  Nov 6, 2008
York Daily Record,Alivia suffers from Ataxia-telangiectasia -- an extremely rare, recessive genetic disorder that causes degeneration in the part of the brain that controls

Commentary: Trick-or-treating a unique hurdle for the disabled  -  Oct 24, 2008
The Reporter,The wheelchair was the last step in the gradual progression of Dan's disease called Ataxia-Telangiectasia (AT). Coordination is compromised with AT.

Cigarette Smoking Increases the Risk of Breast Cancer in Some Women  -  Nov 9, 2008 (press release),The Disease Insight Research Foundation (DIRF) announced results from a new study of women carrying a single mutation in the ataxia-telangiectasia (AT) gene

Helen, 15, beats odds for exams success  -  Nov 6, 2008
Northern Echo,Helen, who lives with her mother, Joy, and father, Simon, at their family bungalow in Wheatley Hill, County Durham, was diagnosed with Ataxia Telangiectasia

Does HBV infection induce acute cellular DNA damage?  -  Nov 11, 2008
Genetic Engineering News (press release),There are two branches of the checkpoint response pathway, ataxia telangiectasia-mutated (ATM) pathway and ATM-Rad3-related (ATR) pathway.

Breakthrough In Cell-type Analysis Offers New Ways To Study ...  -  Nov 14, 2008
Science Daily (press release) they succumb to the pathological events occurring in neurological diseases such as ataxia telangiectasia, autism and Rett syndrome," says Heintz.

Protein Implicated in Regulatory Role for DNA Repair  -  Nov 7, 2008
Genetic Engineering News (press release),They identified a regulatory role for the Ataxia telangiectasia and Rad3 related (ATR) protein in a specific DNA repair system called nucleotide excision

Discovery of genes linked to lung cancer opens door to ...  -  Nov 5, 2008
Washington University Record,The new genes fingered in lung adenocarcinoma include neurofibromastosis 1, ataxia telangiectasia mutated, retinoblastoma 1 and adenomatosis polyposis coli.

Large-Scale Genetic Study Sheds New Light on Lung Cancer, Opens ...  -  Oct 24, 2008
Media Newswire (press release),ATM mutations have previously been shown to play a role in ataxia telangiectasia, which is a rare inherited neurological disorder of childhood,

Genome Study Finds 26 Lung Cancer Genes  -  Oct 23, 2008
Medical News Today,This gene is involved in various types of leukemia and lymphoma, and in ataxia telangiectasia, a rare inherited childhood neurological disorder.

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Motorgelden uit Gilze naar AT-onderzoek  -  Nov 12, 2008
Brabants Dagblad,GILZE - Stichting AT, die strijdt tegen de ziekte ataxia telangiectasia, heeft een cheque van 4000 euro overhandigd aan het Radboud-ziekenhuis in Nijmegen.

Podein event provides a welcome gathering for people with AT  -  Jun 30, 2008
Post-Bulletin,Jarrett and Quinn have ataxia telangiectasia, an incurable disease that affects the nervous system. Because of this, they are used to people treating them

Man's legacy lives on in Podein fundraiser  -  Jun 20, 2008
Post-Bulletin,Christensen, who had ataxia-telangiectasia, a rare childhood disease that impairs coordination of voluntary body movements, died May 22 at age 30.

Miller family to run in Chicago Marathon for charity  -  Jul 1, 2008,The two young Jenison girls are stricken with Ataxia-Telangiectasia (AT), he said. “AT is a rare genetic disease that attacks in early childhood,

A little change for a big change  -  May 20, 2008
WNDU-TV,The nine-year-old has a fatal muscle disease called Ataxia-Telangiectasia. He uses a wheelchair to get around and needs a wheelchair lift for his mother’s

Grad runs for hope, diseased children  -  May 19, 2008
Mustang Daily,Last year, he set out to help fight a rare genetic disease affecting children called ataxia telangiectasia (AT), which combines symptoms of cerebral palsy,

05/03/08 Around the Valley  -  May 2, 2008
Yakima Herald-Republic, supporting and coordinating biomedical research, scientific conferences and a clinical center aimed at finding a cure for ataxia-telangiectasia.

Dogs help children tackle physical therapy  -  May 4, 2008,Paige and her sister, Alexandria, 10, both have ataxia telangiectasia, a progressive, degenerative genetic disorder that affects muscle control and makes

Commentary: Illness creates special family bond  -  May 2, 2008
The Reporter,Dan was born with the rare genetic disease called Ataxia-Telangiectasia. You can reach her at

Next foe: Philly  -  Apr 23, 2008
The Gazette (Montreal),It was also a mini-fundraiser for the fight against AT, ataxia-telangiectasia, a genetic disease that attacks children, causing progressive loss of muscle

Olympic Triathlete Hunter Kemper Named Honorary Coach for Charity ...  -  Mar 3, 2008
PR Urgent...and Mary Veldink and learned that two of their children, Kate (age nine) and Olivia (age six) had both been diagnosed with ataxia-telangiectasia, or AT.

Villager hosting benefit line dance to raise funds for research of ...  -  Mar 4, 2008
Villages Daily Sun,...when her niece Melissa — or “Missy�? as her family calls her — died four years ago from leukemia brought on by the condition Ataxia-Telangiectasia.

Full Text  -  Mar 6, 2008
Science Magazine (subscription)In the precancerous lesions, before p53 mutations were acquired, 53BP1 localized at foci and histone H2AX, ataxia telangiectasia (ATM), Chk2,

Miss Oshkosh Crowned  -  Mar 2, 2008
Advance Titan,...performed a tap dance routine to “Sing, Sing, Sing�?, and answered a question about her platform on Ataxia-Telangiectasia (AT) awareness and research,

Anti-malarial prevents cancer in mice  -  27 Dec 2007
HULIQ,...drug chloroquine effectively prevents cancer in mouse models of two distinct human cancer syndromes, Burkitt lymphoma and ataxia telangiectasia.

Commentary: The Christmas Spirit encompasses all of us, able ...  -  Dec 21, 2007
The Reporter,Dan was born with the rare genetic disease called Ataxia-telangiectasia. You can reach her at

Joshua Bryan Stamm  -  Dec 20, 2007
Goshen Chronicle15, 2007 at Orange Regional Medical Center in Goshen after a courageous fight with health conditions associated with his disability — Ataxia Telangiectasia.

Express & Echo,Aaron suffered from ataxia-telangiectasia - a rare and incurable degenerative genetic disorder also known as AT, which affects just 150 people in Britain.

p53 decline in old age: a cause of late-life cancer?  -  Dec 13, 2007
Methuselah Foundation,The function of the Ataxia-telangiectasia mutated (ATM) kinase declined significantly with age, which may then be responsible for the decline of the p53

Background information on Ataxia-Telangiectasia [When available]

Ataxia-telangiectasia (AT) is a primary immunodeficiency disorder that occurs in an estimated incidence of 1 in 40,000 to 1 in 300,000 births (Lederman, 2000). AT is characterized by progressive cerebellar ataxia, oculocutaneous telangiectasia, progressive cerebellar dysfunction, and recurrent sinopulmonary infections secondary to progressive immunological and neurological dysfunction (Boder, 1958). AT patients are significantly predisposed to cancer, particularly lymphomas and leukemias. Other manifestations of the disease include sensitivity to ionizing radiation (Taylor et al., 1975), premature aging, and hypogonadism (Regueiro et al., 2000). AT has been a major interest of scientists since the 1960�s because it may yield an insight into numerous other major health problems, such as cancer, neurological disease, immunodeficiency, and aging (Lederman, 2000).

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