DBAF is a proud co-sponsor of a Ribosome Synthesis Meeting held tri-annually. This meeting is International and brings together investigators from all over the world to focus on issues related to ribosome synthesis. The meeting alternates every third year between the US and Europe. The meeting in August 2009 will be held in Germany. In 2009, as was the case in 2006, there will be a session devoted to ribosome synthesis and disease where DBA figures prominently. There are so many important connections now being made between defects in ribosome synthesis and triggers of cell death and these connections provide new opportunities for drug development. Moreover, these are central pathways within cells that are being studied just as intensely by investigators in other fields. Therefore, the next big development in understanding DBA can come from virtually anywhere. To see an acknowledgment of the Foundation’s support for this upcoming meeting follow the link below and scroll down: http://cwp.embo.org/cfs09-09/index.html
Alexandre – 9 months
Gabriel – 7 years
We hope for an easier life, until then we are grateful for each day together.
Cole – 2 years
While I know the road will not always be without struggle, we will continue to learn more through research and the determination of the amazing DBA community.
Elton – 2 years
As parents it is difficult to watch our son go through so much (IVs, pokes, transfusions, ER visits, steriod side effects, tests, ect.), but the resilience and toughness Elton shows each day is what gets us through.
Hunter – 4 years
Donate blood and stem cells, save a life!!!
Brandy – 27 years
I stand DBA Strong with the help of my family, friends, and DBA friends.
Lily – 10 years
Lily loves everyday she has, especially the ones she’s not in the hospital. Lily is the strongest little girl I know, my hero.
Katie – 9 years
DBAF continue to search for a cure for all DBA.
Liam – 5 months
Nobody is guaranteed tomorrow. Just because you have a warning doesn’t make you different than anyone else. It doesn’t make a difference in how you live each day.
Kellan – 22 months
Our son has truly changed our perspective on everything.