Dr. Scott Rocklage is a managing partner at 5AM Ventures. He has had an influential career spanning over 3 long decades. He is an accomplished chemist whose career and experience has won him a Nobel Peace Prize. Credited with inventing or co-inventing 30 U.S patents, Dr. Rocklage is on another mission to make history; by using his talents to help people with dire medical needs. He and other leaders have come together to form a team dedicated on finding answers and treatments to ailments with no cures.
Dr. Scott Rocklage and his team are close to finding a cure that affects so many people; but yet still remains so misunderstood. At least 1 in every 8,000 people worldwide are affect by Myotonic Dystrophy type 1, also known as DM1. It is believed that it is highly under reported.
DM1 is a genetic disorder capable of affecting entire families. It can cause an individual’s heart, muscles, gastrointestinal system, hormone system, central nervous system and respiratory system to malfunction. The condition only worsens with every following generation. DM1 unfortunately has no cure at the moment. However, Dr. Scott Rocklage and the team he’s helped to build, is working hard to change that.
Although there are treatments effective enough at treating certain attributes of the disease enabling the people affected by the disease some relief. Dr. Scott Rocklage and his team of elite medical professionals are concerned with treating the hereditary disorders that currently don’t respond well to today’s medicine. With over 12 years of work they have come remarkably close to inventing a treatment.
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