Category: Science

Modeling Gaucher Disease in Worms

Modeling Gaucher Disease in Worms

In 2016, Perlara and Wylder Nation launched a PerlQuest to find a cure for Niemann-Pick Type A (NPA). We have also been developing simple organism disease models for Niemann-Pick Type C (NPC) as a part of our research collaboration with Novartis. An interesting...
59th Drosophila Research Conference Recap

59th Drosophila Research Conference Recap

My colleague, Tamy Portillo Rodriguez, and I attended the 59th Annual Drosophila Research Conference – a fantastic meeting of scientists exploring many different fields of biology using the fly – in Philadelphia earlier this month. The conference (in some...
Developing an NGLY1 worm screen

Developing an NGLY1 worm screen

In 2016, Perlara and Grace Science Foundation launched a PerlQuest for NGLY1 Deficiency (also known as NGLY1-CDDG). As a part of this collaboration, we have embarked on developing an NGLY1 worm screen. This post will detail the worm team’s latest progress toward...
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