3D Stem Cell Model Explained

This blog post intends to provide an extra layer of scientific detail to explain how Dr. Irene Pedersen and her team use stem cells to build human blood vessels in 3D. Please read the PANDAS Network funding announcement of Dr. Pedersen’s work for the introduction to this article. Using Inducible Stem Cells to Model the… Continue reading 3D Stem Cell Model Explained

Top Two Challenges Teachers Face With Students Who Have PANDAS/PANS

Children who have PANDAS/PANS and their families face many challenges, one of which is determining how children with these conditions can continue to function at school. The classroom can be a stressful place for a child with PANDAS, and their newfound symptoms can cause them to struggle in ways they never have before or experience… Continue reading Top Two Challenges Teachers Face With Students Who Have PANDAS/PANS

PANDAS Families Are Acting as Citizen Scientists to Find Genetic Link With Strep

PANDAS Network has followed over 200 families for over a decade. Now genetics are being analyzed with Dr. Dritan Agalliu, neuroscientist at the Columbia University Medical Center, on a groundbreaking new PANDAS study. At PANDAS Network, one of our main goals is to help spread education and awareness about PANDAS/PANS. That’s why we’re excited to… Continue reading PANDAS Families Are Acting as Citizen Scientists to Find Genetic Link With Strep

History of PANDAS/PANS and PANDAS Network

When was PANDAS discovered, and why was the PANDAS Network founded? PANDAS/PANS is relatively new in the medical world. There are many misunderstandings when it comes to these conditions, which leads to misdiagnosis and stigma. We’re here to shed some light on the history of PANDAS disease and offer some background on the PANDAS Network,… Continue reading History of PANDAS/PANS and PANDAS Network