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Adrian Krainer Wins a Grant to Study Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Date: 2021-09-15
Source: WLA
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Adrian Krainer, laureate of 2021 Wolf Prize in Medicine for his fundamental mechanistic discoveries on RNA splicing leading to a world's first treatment for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).

Professor Adrian Krainer and his collaborator Paola Haeger Soto, an associate professor were awarded a $200,000 Innovation Fund grant to investigate the biology behind fetal alcohol syndrome. 
The Pew Innovation Fund encourages cross-disciplinary collaborations to tackle biological questions in new ways. 
Krainer’s and collaborators’ work has already led to the development of one therapy to treat a splicing disease—Spinraza®—to treat the neurodegenerative disease spinal muscular atrophy. He is hoping to apply a similar research methodology for treating fetal alcohol syndrome.