Dr. Dominic D'Agostino of USF to study the effect of ketones on mouse models of Kabuki Syndrome.
RESEARCH GOAL: To determine if ketones improve cognitive outcomes in Kabuki syndrome.
A pilot study is planned with several treatment arms including ketogenic diet and exogenous ketone salts using the same mouse models of Kabuki syndrome featured in Dr. Hans Bjornsson's groundbreaking research. One of Dr. Bjornsson's prior publications, A ketogenic diet rescues hippocampal memory defects in a mouse model of Kabuki syndrome, noted improvement in cognitive ability in a mouse model of Kabuki Syndrome with both the ketogenic diet and exogenous subcutaneously injected ketones.
Our fundraising goal is $30,000! By utilizing matching programs, we hope to turn that $30,000 into $90,000 in total research funds. We will update fundraising and research progress here periodically.
YOU CAN HELP MAKE THIS PROJECT POSSIBLE!
1. Make a tax deductible donation to ATK - reference Florida Research
--->Mail a check to: All Things Kabuki, 5155 E Capon Circle, Wasilla, Alaska 99654.
--->Donate via our website www.AllThingsKabuki.org. [PayPal & merchant fees apply unless you transfer via Friends/Family.]
--->Donate via our Facebook Fundraiser. [Merchant fees are waived for non-profit fundraisers.]
2. Create your own Facebook Fundraiser. Donations made via FB are FEE FREE! [Please email us at if you start a FB Fundraiser so we can designate your fundraiser to this project.]
3. Share this opportunity with your friends, family and co-workers. [A Fundraiser flyer has been posted on ATK's FB page.]
POINTS OF CONTACT
Contributions: Rene King -
Research Project: Corinne Stobaugh -
Research Project: Aaron Denson -
Learn more about Dr. D'Agostino's lab here!