Why Support 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 Focus of Research

The attention of research on inherited EM (IEM) 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.

From Dr. Stephen Waxman

Director, Center for Neuroscience & Regeneration/Neurorehabilition Research, Yale University School of Medicine and VA Connecticut

Dr. Waxman provides a detailed answer to a TEA member’s question and cites three medical/scientific research articles to support his explanation.

From 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

Dr. Drenth crafted an easy to read Q & A response to TEA members’ inquiries to ensure those of us with no medical/scientific background gain a good understanding of how the IEM research helps us all.