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Questions about Inherited EM Research

Most research into EM is focused on people with inherited EM, yet, people with inherited EM are just a small percentage of those suffering from the disease.  

The attention of research on inherited EM has caused many with non-inherited EM to ask why the research is focused on IEM and how that research will help those with non-inherited EM.  TEA reached out to two researchers who have been involved in EM research for years and continue their research with great enthusiasm.  TEA posed the questions about the IEM research and promptly received responses from both researchers, as follows:

Dr. Stephen Waxman, Director, Center for Neuroscience & Regeneration/Neurorehabilitation Research, Yale University School of Medicine and VA Connecticut provides a detailed answer to TEA members’ questions and cites three medical/scientific research articles to support his explanation.  Read Dr. Waxman’s response…

Dr. Joost Drenth, Professor of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Adjunct Hoofdredacteur "Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde", Head Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, The Netherlands crafted an easy to read Q & A response to TEA members’ inquiries to ensure those of us with no medical/science background gain a good understanding of how the IEM research helps us all.  Read Dr. Drenth’s response…