Entries by Fumihiko Urano

Wolfram Research Clinic Day 2: Thank you and Thank you

I always appreciate the efforts of all the medical staff, administrative staff, volunteers, researchers, interpreters, and others who have been involved in the Wolfram syndrome research clinic. It is my privilege to serve for patients with Wolfram syndrome and work with dedicated people who have been involved in our Wolfram syndrome research. My team has […]

Wolfram Research Clinic – Day 0

By Dr. Fumihiko Urano Our annual Wolfram syndrome research clinic will start today, and I met with most of the patients and their families last night. I have been very impressed by them. In this clinic, we don’t provide any treatment. We just collect information and samples from patients, their parents and siblings. All of […]

Patient-Based Therapeutics Part 6

Wolfram Syndrome iPS Cells Progress I received many emails regarding our progress on Wolfram syndrome induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells) in the past two weeks. I would like to update you on a few things. As I mentioned in my previous blogs, we have created many iPS cells from skin cells of patients with […]

Patient Based Therapeutics – Part 4

Patient-Based Therapeutics Part 4 – Drug Screening Progress Based on the data obtained from our patients, animal models, and cell models of Wolfram syndrome, we found that calcium depletion of the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) plays a role in the pathogenesis of Wolfram syndrome. So we have been looking for drugs that can prevent ER calcium-depletion-mediated […]

In Memory of K by Dr. Fumihiko Urano

A Few weeks ago, a young woman who had been battling Wolfram syndrome for many years passed away.  Everyone knew, loved and supported her.  Below is a touching blog post from Washington University School of Medicine’s Dr. Fumihiko Urano about our friend, Ms. K. In Memory of K Yesterday I was heartbroken because I learned […]