Research

Many laboratories and professional groups around the world research into Batten disease. This covers clinical, scientific and professional support. Together they cover work that includes understanding more about the disease process so that better support can be given to those affected; identifying the genes and mutations that cause the disease; understanding the function of the genes and the effect on their activities of the different mutations; developing model systems for understanding the biology of the disease and what changes are significant; development of better diagnostic tests; development of new methods of treatment or therapy.