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Posted by on Nov 4, 2010 in Foundation NewsLine |

Future Blood Test for Niemann-Pick C

Diagnosis of NPC May Soon be Done Via Blood Test

Niemann-Pick Disease Type C (NPC) may soon be diagnosed with a simple blood test, according to a report from the Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, published recently in Science Translational Medicine.

Dr. Dan Ory of Washington University, and the chair of the NNPDF’s Scientific Advisory Board (SAB), is one of the report’s authors, along with Dr. Forbes “Denny” Porter, of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), also on the NNPDF’s SAB; and Nicole Yanjanin, R.N., NIH, and on the NNPDF’s Board of Directors; and others.

Visit Newswise for the complete story and video clip, which features Dr. Ory along with Nancy and Art Sullivan, parents of Karen Sullivan, who passed away from NPC in 2004, at the age of 33.

For more information about Niemann-Pick Disease and recent research news, visit the National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation at

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