Update on Familial Dysautonomia Research
July 16, 2010•15 min
Host: Bruce Bloom, DDS, JD
Guest: Berish Rubin, PhD
Only a few years ago familial dysautonomia (FD) was a fatal disease, but some "Rediscovery Research" from the FD lab at Fordham University in Bronx, New York, is turning this killer into a chronic manageable disease. What have we learned from&nbsp;familial&nbsp;dysautonomia research, and how might this help patients with other diseases?&nbsp;Joining host Dr. Bruce Bloom to provide an update on current FD research and treatment is Dr. Berish Rubin, professor in the department of biological sciences and head of the laboratory for familial dysautonomia research at Fordham University.