Gene Therapy in Angelman Syndrome: Agilis Biotherapeutics

By Allyson Berent, DVM, DACVIM  At the annual Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics (FAST) Global Summit in December, Jodi Cook, Ph.D., Chief Operating Officer for Agilis Biotherapeutics (Agilis), presented on gene therapy development for Angelman Syndrome (AS). Her presentation was very exciting for the community as we prepare to bring gene therapy treatment into human […]

FAST-Funded Research Leads To $1.1 Million Grant

Additional Gene Therapy Approach For Angelman Syndrome Explored By Paula Evans The Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics (FAST) is delighted to announce that research FAST has funded, through the support of our donors, has secured a $1.1 Million grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, to develop an additional gene therapy approach for the […]

Towards Therapeutics – The FIRE Team Series, Part I

Edwin Weeber, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology and the Chief Scientific Officer at the University of South Florida Health Byrd Alzheimer Institute. Dr. Weeber also serves on the Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutic’s (FAST) Scientific Advisory Board and the FAST Integrative Research Environment (FIRE) Initiative.   The FIRE […]

Collaborating for Clinical Trials

Stakeholders meet to develop Biomarkers and Outcome Measures for clinical trials in Angelman Syndrome We are thrilled to announce that the Angelman Syndrome community has reached one of the most significant advancements in the field of Angelman Syndrome (AS) to date: representatives from six pharmaceutical companies, scientists, clinicians, therapists, parents, private industry, the Foundation for […]

Ketone esters for the treatment of seizures in AS – clinical trial coming soon!

Medical foods as an effective approach to management of Angelman Syndrome The following is a recount of a presentation about using therapeutic ketones (KES) through oral supplementation to improve the symptoms of Angelman Syndrome, presented by Angela Poff, Mike McCandless,  Donna Herber from Disruptive Nutrition at the FAST Summit in Chicago in December 2015. This is […]

Behind the Scenes ~ Science Director, Allyson Berent

Please join us in welcoming Allyson Berent to the position of Science Director on the Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics (FAST) Board of Directors. Due to the rapid interest in Angelman Syndrome research and the advancement of sponsored clinical trials on the horizon, her expertise, time and energy will help catalyze vital scientific content for our community on a more regular and consistent basis. Allyson […]

Thank You…

Did you know that the Angelman community is the driving force behind research into treatments and a cure for Angelman Syndrome?  Did you know that the Angelman community, single handedly, funded both the research on and the clinical trial for Minocycline as a Treatment for Angelman Syndrome?  Did you know that the Angelman community has […]