Research News and Updates

Read the latest from the CMT Research Foundation on drug development and clinical advances.

CMT Research Foundation Launches Groundbreaking Research to Overcome Barriers to Delivering CMT Therapies to the Peripheral Nervous System

The CMT Research Foundation has launched a groundbreaking new research collaboration today with James Dahlman, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory School of Medicine. This innovative partnership seeks to overcome the challenges in CMT drug delivery by using lipid nanoparticles (LNPs) to deliver therapies to the PNS that could slow, stop or even reverse the effects of CMT in patients.

Progress is Possible Because of You

As we begin 2021, I am overwhelmed with gratitude for your continued commitment to the CMT Research Foundation community. Despite a challenging last year, friends like you rose to the challenge and have made it possible for the CMT Research Foundation to fund new and...

How to Measure Progress in CMT Research: 8 Signs Research is Working

It costs more than $2.6 billion to develop an approved prescription medicine and typically takes between 10 to 15 years to get a drug to clinical trials. With no treatments or cures currently available for diseases like CMT, it’s easy to question how donations to support scientific research make a difference. These 8 signs let you know when research is working.

More Than Hope: An Action Plan to End CMT

As we approach the end of 2020 and look ahead to a new year, it’s natural to feel hopeful about what the future may hold — hope for an end to the global pandemic; hope for happiness and good health for our families; and hope for an end to Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT). The CMT Research Foundation shares these hopes, but we know delivering treatments and cures for CMT quickly requires more than hope. It requires vision, commitment, wisdom, a strong plan, and most importantly — action.
See a preview of the CMT Research Foundation’s 2021 action plan.

‘Tis the Season for Scientific Breakthroughs

During a year when so many things have been postponed, changed or cancelled, there is one thing that hasn’t stopped — the CMT Research Foundation’s efforts to end CMT. Research continues, even during the holidays, to find treatments and cures as quickly as possible. These researchers will be working this holiday season to uncover scientific breakthroughs. Here’s how several of our researchers will be celebrating by continuing their work for you.

20 Most Popular CMT Stories & Resources from 2020

2020 has been a year of information overload. To help the Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) community navigate these staggering statistics, we’ve developed a round-up of the 20 most read articles and stories about CMT on cmtrf.org during 2020. You were most interested in three key areas: 1) stories from the CMT community, 2) the latest in research development and discovery and 3) understanding CMT and specifics about the disease.

Thank You for Giving Me More Than Hope

This year has brought great momentum in the fight against CMT. At the CMT Research Foundation, we are hearing from scientists that it feels like something special is in the air. Conferences and journals are full of new discoveries, fundamental problems in CMT are being solved, new genes are being discovered, and new drugs are being developed. Read more about the progress.