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2011-08-15 18:28:00

View: MDA-AVI BioPharma-YouTube for Mon. 8-15-11 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pR4a24MHvk ) View: MDA-AVI BioPharma-YouTube for Tues. 8-16-11 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3aaBZ0az4E) View: MDA-AVI BioPharma-High Res. for Mon. 8-15-11 View: MDA-AVI BioPharma-High Res. for Tues. 8-16-11 TUCSON, Ariz., Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than a decade of targeted Muscular Dystrophy Association-funded research, made possible as a result of generous public support of the...

2011-07-26 06:16:00

LONDON, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Great Ormond Street Hospital has announced that a team led by scientists at its research partner, UCL Institute of Child Health (ICH), funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and AVI BioPharma, have made an important breakthrough in the development of a treatment for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). Together with the MDEX Consortium, chaired by the ICH's Professor Francesco Muntoni, the group showed that a gene based drug...

2011-06-29 11:20:00

Conference Includes Keynote Speaker and Acclaimed Author Seth Mnookin HACKENSACK, N.J., June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patricia A. Furlong, Founding President and CEO of Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), the largest non-profit organization in the United States focused on finding a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (Duchenne), announced that the Mayor of Baltimore, Maryland, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, has proclaimed July 8, 2011, to be "End Duchenne Day" in recognition...

2011-04-04 11:04:00

Grant Funds Work of Ronald G. Victor, M.D. and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center HACKENSACK, N.J., April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD) - the largest, most comprehensive non-profit organization in the United States focused on finding a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (Duchenne) - announced today that they will award Ronald G. Victor, M.D. of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, a $750,000 grant to fund his study of phosphodiesterase inhibitors...

2011-03-30 07:00:00

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J., March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PTC Therapeutics, Inc. (PTC) today announced the appointment of Robert J. Spiegel M.D., FACP as Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Spiegel served previously as Chief Medical Officer of Schering-Plough. PTC also announced today the promotion of Jay Barth, M.D. to Vice President of Clinical Development. (Logo: https://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20010919/PTCLOGO ) Dr. Spiegel will report to Stuart W. Peltz, Ph.D., President and CEO of PTC...

2011-03-06 23:59:00

AMSTERDAM, March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amsterdam Molecular Therapeutics (AMT) (Euronext: AMT), a leader in the field of human gene therapy, announced today that the Duchenne Parent Project, based in the Netherlands, has awarded AMT a grant of EUR 145,000 to support the development of AMT-080, AMT's gene therapy for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). DMD is a severe, fatal disease affecting young children, almost exclusively boys, characterized by progressive muscle...

2011-02-08 10:14:00

Efforts over decade result in $192 million in Duchenne-specific federal investment HACKENSACK, N.J., Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD) - the largest non-profit organization in the United States focused on finding a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (Duchenne) - will host their annual Advocacy Conference, including the One Voice Advocacy Summit, in Washington, D.C. from February 13 - 15, 2011. (Logo:...

2011-02-04 12:48:21

It's a gene called DOT1L, and if you don't have enough of the DOT1L enzyme, you could be at risk for some types of heart disease. These findings by UNC researchers appear in the Feb. 1, 2011 issue of the journal Genes and Development. Everyone knows chocolate is critical to a happy Valentine's Day. Now scientists are one step closer to knowing what makes a heart happy the rest of the year. It's a gene called DOT1L, and if you don't have enough of the DOT1L enzyme, you could be at risk for...


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