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Ehlers-Danlos Society Raising Awareness on Hypermobility Among Dancers, Gymnasts, Acrobats

The Ehlers-Danlos Society is launching an awareness campaign about hypermobility in athletics — especially in the dance, gymnastics, and acrobatic communities — to help families understand the challenges of having a super-flexible body. The global initiative started in May, which is recognized as Ehlers-Danlos Awareness Month. For highly flexible athletes in demanding…

EDS Patients More Likely to Have Postural Tachycardia Syndrome, Study Finds

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is strongly associated with orthostatic intolerance syndromes, particularly postural tachycardia syndrome, researchers found in a recent analysis. The study, “Postural tachycardia syndrome and other forms of orthostatic intolerance in Ehlers-Danlos syndrome,” was published in the journal Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic and Clinical. EDS is…

COL3A1 Mutations Linked to Altered Structural Proteins in Vascular EDS, Study Finds

Mutations in the gene COL3A1, responsible for the development of vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (vEDS), are associated with alterations in several structural proteins, according to researchers. The study, “Transcriptome analysis of skin fibroblasts with dominant negative COL3A1 mutations provides molecular insights into the etiopathology of vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome,” was…