Research Update: PKU and the Brain
Dr. Shawn Christ, a research neuropsychologist from the University of Missouri, details his research findings focused on the impact PKU has on brain function. He explores the 'connectivity' across different parts of the brain when low phenylalanine levels are present. Dr. Christ shared this research as a recent guest speaker at the National PKU Alliance Conference.
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Shawn Christ, Ph.D.
Research Neuropsychologist , University of MissouriDr. Shawn Christ, a Research Neuropsychologist at the University of Missouri, is focused on the impact PKU has on brain function. In his research, he investigates how PKU may hinder the connection between the various parts of the brain. He was a guest speaker at the recent National PKU Alliance Conference in Cherry Hill, N.J more >
Living with PKUKevin Alexander of Shreveport, Louisiana, is Patient Power's PKU reporter and a successful television news videographer living with PKU. Kevin was touched by numerous stories of patients off diet and sought to learn how he could make a difference in the lives of others living with this genetic condition. Now 31, Kevin continues to stick to diet, take his formula... more >