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TSC MRI Study
Why are we doing this study? Researchers at Johns Hopkins are seeking participants for an MRI research study where information will be collected to develop a new non-invasive imaging technique that will help us understand the biochemical factors affecting seizure activity and cognition in TSC. What: MRI scan to take pictures of your brain (approximately 60 minutes). For participants with TSC, a separate session of up to 2 hours for a neuropsychological test. Who can join? You are eligible if: You are a healthy volunteer You are a patient with TSC You are between the ages 6-30 years old Compensation:...Read More
Transition Readiness Survey
Dr. Amy Paller and Northwestern University/Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago would like to invite you to participate in a research study on the readiness to transition to an adult model of health care. This study involves completion of an online survey and more information can be found below. If you are a parent/caregiver of or an adolescent between 14 and 22 years old with tuberous sclerosis or another genetic chronic skin condition, please consider participating in our survey study on transition readiness. The survey is for the adolescent to take themselves. A parent/caregiver can help the...Read More
Ongoing Early Intervention and Autism Trials
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Ongoing Biosample Studies
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Alzheimer’s in TSC Study
Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) is a genetic condition due to mutations in TSC1 or TSC2 commonly diagnosed in the first few years of life. Advances in TSC research has allowed TSC patients to live well beyond the age of 50. Subsequently, many TSC patients note brain function changes such as memory difficulties or problems learning new computer programs beginning in their mid-to-late 40’s. A research group at Duke University began characterizing these brain function changes in 2018. They believe that these changes may represent the early stages of a neurodegenerative condition. These researchers are conducting a 2-year study called “Tuberous...Read More
Have You or Your Loved One with TSC Been Diagnosed with COVID-19?
The TSC Alliance seeks to contact individuals with TSC who had COVID-19 infection to collect information in the TSC Natural History Database. TSC researchers will be using this information to help determine how medications such as everolimus (Afinitor®, Zortress®) or sirolimus (Rapamune®) and TSC conditions affect the risk of getting COVID-19 and its severity.Read More
Baby Talk in TSC
Why are we doing this study? Our team is investigating how TSC impacts a baby’s speech. The study is focused on examining the vocalizations and early language of infants with TSC. What: In this study, we will obtain and analyze recordings of your child’s babbling and speech. The majority of the recordings will be obtained in your home using a small recorder placed in your child’s clothing (home recordings). In some cases, recordings will be obtained in an office/laboratory setting either at the University of Memphis or at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. We will also give speech and language tests,...Read More
Introducing FaceForwardwithTSC.com: An Exciting New Resource for Facial Angiofibroma
Nobelpharma America is proud to announce the launch of FaceForwardwithTSC.com. This new educational resource is curated for those seeking to better understand and manage facial angiofibroma associated with tuberous sclerosis complex.Read More
Watch the 2022 World TSC Conference Videos
All 2022 World TSC Conference videos are now available. By accessing these videos, you can learn more about clinical consensus guidelines on surveillance and treatment of TSC, research updates, caregiver resources and more! Watch recordings of the general sessions, large lectures, panel presentations and specialty topic sessions now at tscalliance.org/2022conferencevideos. Read More
We Need Your Input!
In 2023, the TSC Alliance will update our five-year strategic plan, so we are launching a comprehensive online Constituent Survey to assess what the organization is doing right, identify those things we can do better and lay the groundwork to ensure our planning efforts are on the right track.Read More