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2011-11-21 09:50:59

An international team of researchers from Leeds, London and Berlin has discovered more about the function of muscle stem cells, thanks to next-generation DNA sequencing techniques. The work, which was co-led from the University of Leeds' School of Medicine and the Charité, Berlin, is published this week in the journal Nature Genetics. The researchers investigated several families whose children suffered from a progressive muscle disease. The children developed severe...

2011-11-09 08:54:00

Arrangement aims to accelerate development of new therapies through unique exchange of expertise in basic science and preclinical drug development BOSTON, Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Children's Hospital Boston and Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) have launched a new collaborative program aimed at identifying potential drug therapies for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). At the heart of the one-year collaborative research agreement is a novel exchange of expertise that brings the...

2011-10-31 11:05:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Children's Tumor Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health and well-being of millions of people living with neurofibromatosis (NF) and the leader in funding medical research to find treatments for the disorder, will host its 2011 Annual Benefit Dinner on Wednesday, November 2 in New York City to thank its supporters. This year the Children's Tumor Foundation will present the 2011 Children's Humanitarian Award to...

2011-10-27 11:30:00

Naperville's Karlin Family Continues Fight to End Duchenne on Behalf of Son NAPERVILLE, Ill. Oct. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Marty Karlin, a board member 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 his foundation, Rally for Ryan, will host its third annual Gala Event & Raffle at the White Eagle Golf Club in Naperville, Illinois on...

2011-10-13 13:10:00

Grant to Help Largest National Duchenne Organization Fund Research Projects HACKENSACK, N.J., Oct. 13, 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), announced that it has received a grant from the National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), part of the National Institutes for Health. This grant was awarded to fund...

2011-09-27 11:31:29

Discovery could lead to treatments for muscular dystrophy and ALS Researchers at the University of Missouri have identified a communication breakdown between nerves and muscles in mice that may provide new insight into the debilitating and fatal human disease known as spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). “Critical communication occurs at the point where nerves and muscles ℠talk´ to each other. When this communication between nerves and muscles is disrupted, muscles do not...

2011-09-22 13:19:00

Largest National Duchenne Organization Gives $98,000 for Bridge Funding HACKENSACK, N.J., Sept. 22, 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), announced that it has awarded Tejvir S. Khurana, MD, PhD, Professor of Physiology at the University of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Muscle Institute an End Duchenne Grant for $98,000. (Logo:...

2011-09-20 12:00:00

Largest National Duchenne Organization Continues to Support Cardiac Health with Three New Grants in Duchenne Research to Ohio State and Nationwide Children's Research Institute HACKENSACK, N.J., Sept. 20, 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), has awarded three separate $50,000 exploratory awards to researchers at The Ohio State...

2011-09-07 11:32:00

Largest National Duchenne Organization Responds to FDA's "PDUFA Reauthorization Performance Goals and Procedures, Fiscal Years 2013 Through 2017" HACKENSACK, N.J., Sept. 7, 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), applauded the FDA's "PDUFA Reauthorization Performance Goals and Procedures, Fiscal Years 2013 Through 2017" (PDUFA V)....

2011-09-05 04:53:00

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The new era of primetime Muscular Dystrophy Association Telethons has started. In six primetime hours last night, the organization leading the fight against progressive muscle diseases delivered on its promise of an outstanding 46th annual MDA Labor Day Telethon. MDA today announced that its 2011 Telethon raised $61,491,393 -- up from the $58,919,838 achieved during the prior year's 21.5-hour Telethon. This is the biggest Telethon...