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2014-04-08 23:22:15

A monotype print by Milda Vizbar, a Westbeth artist from New York City, has been accepted into the Muscular Dystrophy Association Art Collection. Tucson, Ariz. (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 A monotype print by Milda Vizbar, a Westbeth artist from New York City, has been accepted into the Muscular Dystrophy Association Art Collection. Now in its 22nd year, the Collection features artwork from people across the country living with muscular dystrophy and related disorders. “What! Stairs, Stairs...

2014-02-24 16:25:28

GREENSBORO, N.C., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It's hard to put yourself in the position of others, but, imagine: You've woken up from what promised to be a simple surgery, except you can't move your foot. Your doctor is telling you there was a complication and your foot is paralyzed. Your foot won't have to be amputated; however, you may never walk again without the aid of a walker or a brace. Or maybe you've been dreading the time when you'd begin losing the control of your lower...

2013-06-27 12:37:01

Scientists from the University of Sheffield have paved the way for new treatments for a common genetic disorder thanks to pioneering research on zebrafish — an animal capable of mending its own heart. Charcot Marie Tooth disease (CMT) is the most common genetic disorder affecting the nervous system. More than 20,000 people in the UK suffer from CMT, which typically causes progressive weakness and long-term pain in the feet, leading to walking difficulties. There is currently no cure...

2013-05-16 23:26:53

For National Neuropathy Awareness Week (May 13-17), The Neuropathy Association and the Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation Call Attention to the Diagnostic Challenges Hurting Millions of Neuropathy Patients. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 16, 2013 Continued lack of peripheral neuropathy awareness combined with Medicare reimbursement cuts for diagnostic tools are causing major impediments to neuropathy epidemic prevention, patient care, and treatments according to The Neuropathy Association and the...

2013-03-18 12:29:08

Tests to be unveiled at the American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting in San Diego, March 16-23, 2013 WORCESTER, Mass. and MADISON, N.J., March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Athena Diagnostics, a leader in neurological diagnostics, today announced the clinical availability of new genetic tests to aid the detection of several rare neurological disorders, including hereditary neuropathy, neuromuscular disease, epilepsy and certain movement disorders. The lab-developed tests are available...

2013-01-23 12:25:40

Initiative Ignites Call to Action for Support on Worldwide Research Project to Deliver First Treatments for Most Commonly Inherited Peripheral Neuropathy GLENOLDEN, Pa., Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The national non-profit Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association announced today that it has launched STAR Pathways, a research protocol designed to deliver the first treatments for the most commonly inherited peripheral neuropathy in the world, Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT). STAR Pathways,...

2012-08-21 02:26:38

33 New Projects Will Advance Neuromuscular Disease Research TUCSON, Ariz., Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Greater understanding of the causes and natural histories of neuromuscular diseases, and translation of the latest research advances into potential treatments are the focus of new projects funded by the Muscular Dystrophy Association's latest round of grants. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120424/DC93207LOGO) MDA awarded 33 grants totaling $10,684,481...

2012-06-16 00:53:10

Hope for therapy for both trauma to the peripheral nervous system and for common conditions such as diabetic neuropathy and Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease Researchers from the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Exeter, in collaboration with colleagues from Rutgers University, Newark and University College London, have furthered understanding of the mechanism by which the cells that insulate the nerve cells in the peripheral nervous system, Schwann cells, protect and...

2012-05-02 10:26:17

SUNY Downstate Researcher Looks to Gene Mutations for Answers BROOKLYN, N.Y., May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Charles Abrams, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of neurology and director of the Neuromuscular Division at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, has been awarded a three-year grant totaling $414,787 by the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the premier health organization dedicated to preventing and treating muscle-wasting diseases. The grant will fund Dr. Abrams' research on the...

2012-04-18 10:32:46

A team of scientists from the University of Missouri created a genetically modified mouse that mimics key features of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, an inherited neuromuscular disease affecting approximately 150,000 people in the United States. Charcot-Marie-Tooth, or CMT, is a group of progressive disorders that affects the peripheral nervous system, the part of the nervous system that connects the brain and spinal cord to targets such as muscles. The disease largely affects the distal...