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Help! My Child Has a Fatty Acid Oxidation Disorder

Help! My Child Has a Fatty Acid Oxidation Disorder Every parent wants their child to be happy and healthy, but unfortunately not every baby will be born with picture perfect health. If you just found out that your child has a fatty acid oxidation disorder, or FAOD, you are probably feeling scared and overwhelmed. What [...]

By |2019-07-30T20:09:05+00:00July 24th, 2019|

CACT Deficiency Versus CPT2 Deficiency

CACT Deficiency Versus CPT2 Deficiency Fatty acid oxidation disorders are all related to the way the body metabolizes fat, but they are also all unique with slight differences. At International Network for Fatty Acid Oxidation Research and Management, we are comparing the CACT deficiency versus the CPT2 deficiency and looking at similarities and differences. Similarities [...]

By |2019-07-30T20:03:56+00:00July 10th, 2019|

UPMC Children’s Hospital Center for Rare Disease Therapy Interview with Dr. Jerry Vockley

UPMC Children's Hospital Center for Rare Disease Therapy Interview with Dr. Jerry Vockley Recently, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh shared a video featuring some of the important work on rare diseases taking place today. The video featured Jerry Vockley, M.D., Ph.D., scientific director of INFORM and professor of human genetics and the [...]

By |2019-07-22T17:58:00+00:00March 6th, 2019|

INFORM’S NEW WEBSITE PROVIDES HELPFUL INFORMATION ON FATTY ACID OXIDATION DISORDERS (FAODs) FOR FAMILIES AND PROFESSIONALS

INFORM’S NEW WEBSITE PROVIDES HELPFUL INFORMATION ON FATTY ACID OXIDATION DISORDERS (FAODs) FOR FAMILIES AND PROFESSIONALS PITTSBURGH, PA – Parents worried about the diagnosis and treatment of children with fatty acid oxidation disorders (FAODs) now have a valuable resource: informnetwork.org, a new website by the International Network for Fatty Acid Oxidation Research [...]

By |2019-03-06T19:39:06+00:00March 6th, 2019|

INFORM ADVANCES RESEARCH AND TREATMENT OF FATTY ACID OXIDATION DISORDERS (FAODs)

INFORM ADVANCES RESEARCH AND TREATMENT OF FATTY ACID OXIDATION DISORDERS (FAODs) Fatty acid oxidation disorders (FAODs) can threaten the lives of infants, children and adults. These inherited metabolic conditions prevent the body from generating cellular energy from fats during times of stress, illness or fasting, and can result in mild symptoms, chronic [...]

By |2019-03-06T19:38:05+00:00March 6th, 2019|