FAST Research Series

Read our regular series summarizing lectures presented on Friday December 4th, 2015, the first day of the 2015 FAST Global Summit. This series will be focused on research, pre-clinical, and future clinical trials

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 […]

Uncharted Waters – An Update From FAST On The Minocycline Clinical Trial

In March of 2013, the Tampa 24, wrapped up their final visits to Tampa General Hospital for the human clinical trial to test the efficacy of minocycline in treating symptoms of Angelman Syndrome (AS). The “Tampa 24” is the name penned by the Angelman community for the 24 children randomly chosen to participate in the […]

FAST Announces The 2nd Annual Global Summit on Angelman Syndrome

The Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics (“FAST”) is pleased to announce that the 2nd Annual Global Summit on Angelman Syndrome will take place on Saturday and Sunday, December 7-8, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.  You will not want to miss this year’s excitement as we have more free seminars, more guest speakers and even […]

FAST-initiated Clinical Trial

I want to thank all those parents who applied for enrollment in the minocycline clinical trial. The clinical trial began on schedule April 16, 2012. We are now at a point where half of the patients have received the drug for eight weeks and are beginning to be seen for their follow up appointments. As […]

FAST funds 3rd Postdoctoral Fellowship Grant

The path to running a research group is a long one.  Scientists are first trained in graduate school to obtain a doctorate degree in their chosen field.  In the US this can typically take four to seven years.  After graduation, scientists typically do an additional three to six years of training beyond their graduate work, […]