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SPF Vision: The day where all individuals with HSP or PLS are diagnosed, treated and cured.
State of HSP Research: The Promise and the Reality
by Allen Bernard
Researchers working on hereditary spastic paraplegia, better known as HSP, know more today than ever before. They are uncovering new targets for drug discovery all the time. They are discovering the common pathways that cause and connect the many forms of HSP we all deal with everyday. They are finding connections between HSP, PLS and other, better known, motor neuron diseases like ALS, Parkinsons, MS, CMT type II and others all the time. This is good news for everyone.
News And Events
A fiercely determined Brianna Bernard maneuvers her walker down the hallway of the medical office, grinning ear-to-ear for the camera. The lens loves the exuberant six-year-old, who is ready to take on the world and her hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP).Read More
“How HSP related to PLS and ALS – This 2001 paper from SPF medical director Dr. John Fink explains how. This document can also be used as supporting documentation for SS disability claims.”