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Dr. Kevin A. Strauss Delivers Keynote Address at Hot Topics Conference

On December 3, 2018 Dr. Kevin A. Strauss, Medical Director at the Clinic for Special Children, gave a Keynote Address at the 2018 Hot Topics in Neonatology Conference in Washington D.C. His address was titled “Plain People and Precision Medicine.” Click HERE to watch a follow-up interview to his Keynote Address.

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You Can Help Provide Bright Futures for Children Like Kaiden

The Hurst family graciously wrote their first-hand experience with the Clinic for Special Children for our Annual Giving Appeal. You can read their heart-touching story below, with an opportunity to give children, like Kaiden, a bright future.   Greetings from the Hurst Family! As our family says goodbye to an eventful year (or maybe I […]

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Dr. Kevin A. Strauss named 2018 Rural Health Community Star

Each year the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) organizes National Rural Health Day, an annual day of recognition for those who serve the vital health needs of nearly 60 million people residing in America’s rural communities, estimated to be 1 in 5 Americans. In 2015, NOSORH launched the “Community Star” recognition […]

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Researchers Find Multisystem Disorder Caused by CCDC47 Variants

STRASBURG, PA & TOPEKA, IN- Researchers and clinicians through a multicenter collaboration have identified a novel multisystem disorder caused by bi-allelic variants in the CCDC47 gene. Their findings are reported in The American Journal of Human Genetics. CCDC47 is responsible for encoding an essential calcium (Ca2+)-binding protein involved in embryogenesis and development. Calcium signaling is […]

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Over $62,000 Raised Through 2018 ExtraOrdinary Give!

On Friday, November 16, 2018 over 210 Extraordinary people made a donation to the Clinic for Special Children with over $62,000 raised in just 24 hours! The community shattered our goal of $45,000 for this year’s ExtraGive! In 2017, $40,000 was raised through the ExtraGive for the Clinic. The ExtraOrdinary Give is Lancaster County’s largest […]

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Researchers Find Novel Mutation Affecting YARS Causes Multisystem Disease

STRASBURG, PA- Researchers have identified a novel missense mutation in tyrosyl-tRNA synthetase (YARS c.499C>A, p.Pro167Thr) that causes a severe recessive disorder in affected individuals. The study, led by clinicians, researchers and collaborators of the Clinic for Special Children in Strasburg, PA, appears in Human Molecular Genetics. The report includes detailed clinical characterization of seven related […]

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Enjoy CSC’s Fall Newsletter!

In this edition of the CSC newsletter, read about the Watson family’s journey with GA-1, our partnership with the Strasburg Rail Road, new CSC staff members, recent research study updates, a recap of the 2018 auctions, new SMA carrier testing, the upcoming Extraordinary Give, Lancaster General Health Family Medicine residents at CSC & more! Read […]

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THANK YOU for making our first Clinic for Special Children 5k a SUCCESS!

THANK YOU to everyone who came out on Saturday, September 22nd and made our first Clinic for Special Children 5k such a success! Because of you and over 280 registrants, a total of $24,000 was raised to benefit the Clinic! The race results are posted on the Pretzel City Sports website here. To view more photos, please […]

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Researchers Correlate Spinal Muscular Atrophy Disease Expression with Haplotypes

STRASBURG, PA- A natural history study has provided the first comprehensive clinical description of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) within the Amish and Mennonite communities and correlates ancestral chromosome 5 haplotypes and SMN2 copy number with disease severity. SMA is a devastating genetic disease that affects the motor neurons that control movement, eating, and breathing. It […]

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New Nusinersen Drug Delivery Method Identified for Spinal Muscular Atrophy Patients

STRASBURG, PA- A new report has identified an alternative method to deliver nusinersen to patients with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) using a subcutaneous intrathecal catheter system (SIC) configured by connecting an intrathecal catheter to an implantable infusion port. SMA is a devastating genetic disease that leads to progressive degeneration of motor neurons that control movement, […]

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