Optical Coherence Tomograph Study Used to Analyze Retinal Layers of RVCL Patients

Earlier this year, the publication Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography in Retinal Vasculopathy With Cerebral Leukoencephalopathy and Systemic Manifestations: A Monogenic Small Vessel Disease came out in the Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology by Dr. Irene de Boer in the Terwindt lab in the Netherlands.  And though a mouthful of a title, this publication adds to our knowledge base about RVCL and, importantly, [...]

The Foundation in Action

Over the past year, The Clayco Foundation has been diligent about supporting research and clinical efforts related to furthering RVCL understanding and the path towards treatment. This includes funding academic researchers and supporting families dealing with the realities of an RVCL diagnosis and continual care. The costs can add up from doctor visits, lab tests, blood work, related travel, and beyond. [...]

Can Correcting the TREX1 Mutation Reverse RVCL?

Genetic mutation leading to disease is not a new discovery or phenomenon, and many have heard of such afflictions as Down Syndrome, Cystic Fibrosis, and Huntington’s Disease to name a few. And though RVCL is far rarer, it too is a disease caused by aberrant mutations in the patient’s genetic signature. Specifically, it is typically caused by a random mutation in [...]

Researcher Profile: Dr. Zhou at Washington University in St. Louis

As The Clayco Foundation continues to propel RVCL research and patient-focused efforts, we want to take a second and highlight a very exciting research project spearheaded by Dr. Zhou at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Zhou is a distinguished professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, and has numerous publications, grants, and editorial positions to his name. He is a phenomenal [...]

The Clayco Foundation RVCL Venture Teams Up with Experienced Researchers from the Netherlands

The Clayco Foundation RVCL Venture is teaming up with a highly qualified and RVCL-experienced group of researchers in the Netherlands to increase the scope of research and of patient identification and aid.  This kind of global connection is one of the exact reasons this venture was created and an example of where effort is being focused. With this trans-Atlantic relationship, research [...]


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