Latest Becker's muscular dystrophy Stories
The saying "Knowing is half the battle" is never more true than when discussing early treatment of disease. Muscular dystrophy is one such disease where patients can benefit from early treatment.
- Funding supports continued focus on rare disorders - SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J., June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- PTC Therapeutics, Inc. (PTC) today announced the receipt of two government grants to support clinical development programs in rare disorders. The U.S.
Researchers at the University of Minnesota Medical School have discovered a new therapy that shows potential to treat people with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a fatal disease and the most common form of muscular dystrophy in children.
Boys show signs of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) for 2 Â½ 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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