Grant Opportunity for TAND Research

In collaboration with the Fund Doctor & Mrs Charles Tournay-Dubuisson, the King Baudouin Foundation invites researchers worldwide to submit proposals related to TSC-Associated Neuropsychiatric Disorders (TAND). Up to €600,000 of funding is available. Applications are due by Wednesday, November 7. More information is available here. Read More

Call for Proposals: TSC2+/- A/J mice – Due May 4

The TSC Preclinical Consortium is currently running three animal models, one of which is the Tsc2+/- A/J strain (Woodrum et al 2010, Guo and Kwiatkowski 2013). A/J mice are challenging to breed, but the Preclinical Consortium’s colony at the Van Andel Research Institute is now in very good shape. Large cohorts of age-matched mice are bred for testing candidate drugs using standardized protocols at a contract research organization. However, as a by-product of growing the colony, we have smaller numbers of non-age-matched mice, which could provide valuable data for other research questions. We currently have available 31 female Tsc2+/- A/J... Read More

Fibrous Cephalic Plaques—Beyond the Forehead

A new open access paper in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology investigates fibrous cephalic plaques (FCPs) in individuals with TSC. The authors found that though clinicians typically look for FCPs on the forehead, roughly 60% of FCPs are found on the neck, scalp, or elsewhere on the face. Clinicians who find FCPs should recognize them as a potential sign of TSC and evaluate the patients further. Read More

FNIH Trailblazer Prize for Clinician-Scientists

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The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) is seeking nominations for its Trailblazer Prize for Clinician-Scientists. The $10,000 prize is for early-career clinician-scientists whose research is leading to “new and innovative approaches in the diagnosis, prevention, treatment or cure of diseases and/or disabilities.” Nominations are due by March 30. Read More