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DECEMBER 2018

Global Study on anti-MAG IgM paraprotein-associated PN expanding in the US.
The Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy (FPN) is pleased to announce a new partnership to further research on anti-MAG IgM paraprotein-associated peripheral neuropathy 
 
FPN will be partnering with the IMAGINe study, a global 
research collaborative focusing on anti-MAG and IgM  paraprotein-associated peripheral neuropathy.   

Thanks to a donation from the Atlantic Philanthropies Director/Employee Designated Gift Fund,  FPN will be supporting the expansion of the IMAGINe program in the United States.
 
Read more about the study.  
Healthy Holiday Eating from Chef Bill Nolan
Chef Bill Nolan shares some tips for healthy eating for the holidays- as well as one of his suggestions for a healthy side dish for the holiday table.
 
Read his tips and recipes.
Stem Cell Treatments: A real hope or false promise
The Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy  receives many inquiries from patients about stem cell treatments for peripheral neuropathy.  
 
We asked Dr. Shanna Patterson, FPN's Patient Education Program Advisor, for her views on stem cell treatments for peripheral neuropathy.

Preliminary Study Finds Electrical Pulses Speed Up Nerve Regeneration in Rats
A preliminary study by researchers at Washington University in St. Louis and Northwestern University has found that certain electrical impulses were able to speed the regeneration of nerves damaged by injury in rats.

While it is far from evident as to whether this will be applicable to humans and in what way, it is an interesting meeting of technology and science now, and opens the imagination to what medical technology may be able to do in the future
 
Dr. Shanna Patterson, Patient Education Program Advisor to FPM
The Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy is pleased to announce that Dr. Shanna Patterson has agreed to serve as an advisor to FPN on patient education programs.   Dr. Patterson will be provided input on patient communications as well as offering her expertise for new and existing patient programs.

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From all of us at the Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy
  
You have until Dec 31 to take advantage of the Charitable IRA Rollover for 2018!
Did you know that donors age 70 1/2 and older can give directly from their IRA to The Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy and not be taxed on the distribution?  This donation counts toward the required minimum distribution as well!
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