To help kids battling a rare disease, scientists forge a genetic link between people and pigs
Gus Erickson’s super power is making doors open with the wave of a finger.
It may sound silly, but the 5-year-old Rochester boy doesn’t yet understand the concept of automatic doors. His parents, Gregg and Becky, have fed his infatuation with super heroes by encouraging the harmless fun.
Life with an inherited disease sometimes brings unexpected twists and turns. Five-year-old Gus Erickson has navigated the gyrations with the help of Mayo Clinic’s Neurofibromatosis Clinic. Neurofibromatosis (NF) is a genetic disorder that causes tumors to form on nerve tissue.
The Neurofibromatosis Network and its member organizations, NF Northeast, NF Michigan, Washington State NF, NF Central Plains, NF North Central and our colleagues from The NF Team are proud to be supporters of the University of Wisconsin-Madison NF1 Swine project.
More than 80 people attended the University of Wisconsin’s inaugural NF1 Symposium May 3. “It was a truly fitting way to kick off NF Awareness Month,” said Ryan Geier, a member of the NF Board of Directors.
Gregg and Becky Erickson of NF North Central hosted a table at the 10th International Rare Disease Day at the University of Minnesota’s College of Pharmacy on February 24. This event is designed to connect Minnesota researchers with Minnesota patient advocacy groups. Attendance was at an all-time high this year, which put the event over capacity.…