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2009-05-11 16:08:09

Boys show signs of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) for 2 ½ years before they obtain a diagnosis and disease-specific treatment, about the same length of delay children have endured for the past 20 years despite advances in genetic testing and treatment.

2009-05-05 13:31:00

Researchers at University of Florida -- Gainesville, University of California -- Los Angeles to Receive $250,000 For Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Research MIDDLETOWN, Ohio, May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patricia A.

2009-04-30 15:00:00

Former New York Giants Jim Burt and Bart Oates Help Raise Money and Awareness for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy FORT LEE, N.J., April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pat Furlong, Founding President and CEO of Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD) announced today that former New York Giant stars Jim Burt and Bart Oates will join hundreds of guests for the 1st Annual Pour for a Cure, supporting PPMD, at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick, New Jersey on May 8, 2009.

2009-03-16 13:50:47

Using a novel genetic technology that covers up genetic errors, researchers funded in part by the National Institutes of Health have developed a successful treatment for dogs with the canine version of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a paralyzing, and ultimately fatal, muscle disease.

2009-02-27 13:31:32

Muscular dystrophy, which affects approximately 250,000 people in the United States, occurs when damaged muscle tissue is replaced with fibrous, bony or fatty tissue and loses function.

2009-02-27 00:40:20

A University of Missouri team of scientists identified the location of the genetic material vital to curing muscular dystrophy. Dongsheng Duan said Duchenne muscular dystrophy, which predominantly affects males, is the most common type of muscular dystrophy.

2009-02-17 14:00:00

Legendary Broadcaster and Humanitarian Helps Launch Event Honoring Local Boy CHICAGO, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- John C.

2009-02-09 17:44:19

A new class of experimental drugs for heart failure may also help treat a fatal muscular disorder, U.S.

2009-02-09 07:58:57

Drugs similar to 1 in trials for heart disease may slow muscle loss in most common form of muscular dystrophy.


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