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2010-10-08 01:58:14

Natural immunity to dystrophin may contribute to muscle disease and complicate experimental therapies An immune reaction to dystrophin, the muscle protein that is defective in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, may pose a new challenge to strengthening muscles of patients with this disease, suggests a new study appearing in the October 7, 2010, issue of The New England Journal of Medicine. Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a hereditary and lethal neuromuscular disease characterized...

2010-10-05 11:00:00

After 5 Years at White Rock Lake, Local Outreach Effort and Fundraiser Moves to a Larger Stage DALLAS, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- John Killian, Chairman 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), and his wife Stefanie Killian, announced today that the 6th Annual Sam's Day will take place on October 30, 2010 from 11am to 5pm at NorthPark Center in Dallas....

2010-09-24 01:00:00

AMSTERDAM, September 24, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amsterdam Molecular Therapeutics (AMT) Holding N.V. (Euronext: AMT), a leader in the field of human gene therapy, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has designated AMT-080, a gene therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) as an orphan drug. In October 2009, the Committee for Orphan Medical Products of the European Medicines Agency granted AMT-080 orphan designation for the same indication in the...

2010-09-03 07:47:00

$11 Million Supports Five-Year Study to Compare Treatments ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A large international study aimed at improving the care of muscular dystrophy patients worldwide is being launched by physicians, physical therapists, and researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Neurologist Robert "Berch" Griggs, M.D., is heading the study of treatments for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, the most common form of the disease that affects children....

2010-08-09 12:14:00

Dr. Jerry Mendell Leading Follistatin Gene Therapy MIDDLETOWN, Ohio, Aug. 9 /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 award a $600,000 grant to Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio to conduct clinical testing of a promising gene therapy technique for muscle disease. (Logo:...

2010-07-14 09:55:00

Funds Will Help Offset Travel Costs for Participants MIDDLETOWN, Ohio, July 14 /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 PPMD will provide a grant to clinical sites participating in Acceleron Pharma's Phase 2 clinical study of ACE-031. These grants will help patients'...

2010-06-18 09:30:00

Conference Includes Launch of First-Ever Duchenne Therapeutic Development Meeting MIDDLETOWN, Ohio, June 18 /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 Denver, Colorado, John W. Hickenlooper, has proclaimed June 26, 2010 "End Duchenne Day" in recognition of...

2010-06-10 09:00:00

Dr. Dongsheng Duan and Nicholas Dobes to Receive Grants MIDDLETOWN, Ohio, June 10 /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 today that PPMD will be funding two critical, promising research initiatives in Duchenne. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100119/DC39975LOGO)...

2010-06-08 19:06:20

Loyola Scientist Describes Gene Research in Journal Article One in 25 people from India and other south Asian countries carries a mutated gene that causes heart failure. Studying this gene, and the protein it encodes, could lead to new treatments for heart failure, Loyola University Health System researcher Sakthivel Sadayappan, PhD, wrote in a recent review article in the Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology. Sadayappan has studied the gene and protein for 15 years. Investigating the...

2010-05-14 12:00:00

Rep. Thomas R. Caltagirone Makes Disease Awareness Priority After Meeting Local Boy HARRISBURG, Pa., May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania House of Representatives has passed a resolution declaring the week of May 24, 2010 as "Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Week" to help honor the work 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). The resolution...


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