What causes skin or corneal erosions in AEC or EEC syndrome? The NFED has been collaborating with Dr. Maranke Koster and her research lab to find that answer and ultimately develop new treatments. Read the latest update and what they are learning!
The NFED is launching a new platform to connect our families with researchers worldwide. Find out how you can share your experience with ectodermal dysplasia by enrolling.
The EDELIFE Clinical Trial is investigating a potential treatment for boys affected by x-linked hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia (XLHED). Some of you have asked why the clinical trial is focused only on boys and not girls with XLHED. Find out why.
In 2021, we convened leaders in the medical and scientific community to envision and outline a research initiative for the next several years for the NFED. Read how scientists, care providers and patient advocates have been working together in four key areas, what they plan to achieve and what it means for the ectodermal dysplasias community.
We have great news for XLHED families in the United States. The first site in the U.S. has opened at Washington University in St. Louis for
EDELIFE, the prenatal study for XLHED-affected boys. Learn about the treatment they are studying and how it can potentially impact XLHED symptoms, including the ability to sweat.
As we celebrate our 40th anniversary and reflect on the journey to this point, we can say with certainty that no other entity in the world has driven ectodermal dysplasias research more than the National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias (NFED). It’s been our honor to lead. Yet, the gratitude goes to the families who volunteered for studies, the curious researchers who strived to make a difference, and the donors who funded the vision. Let’s look at four decades of advancing research!
Laura Reiser grew up watching her dad struggle with the heat since he couldn’t sweat due to x-linked hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia (XLHED). When she became pregnant with a boy who also had XLHED, she and her husband, Milo, decided to participate in research that would potentially restore their unborn son’s sweat glands. Learn how another NFED mom helped them decide to do it, how baby Bennett is doing and how it’s impacted his “Papa.”
For four days in October, 80 experts from around the world came together to chart a course for the future of ectodermal dysplasias and rare disease research. The ultimate goal was: “Translating Discovery to Therapy”. Find out how the International Ectodermal Dysplasias Research Conference will impact diagnosis and therapy development.