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2011-08-18 02:00:00

TUCSON, Ariz., Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Muscular Dystrophy Association today announced an outstanding and diverse talent roster is being finalized for its 2011 MDA Labor Day Telethon, with still more top acts expected to confirm their performances between now and the show's primetime broadcast on Sunday, Sept. 4. Entertainment icons including Celine Dion, Lady Antebellum, Jennifer Lopez, Darius Rucker, Martina McBride, Steven Tyler, Jon Secada, Randy Jackson, Richie Sambora, and...

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...

2011-08-02 19:54:25

There is a reason exercise becomes more difficult with age. A report in the August Cell Metabolism, a Cell Press publication, ties the weakness of aging to leaky calcium channels inside muscle cells. But there is some good news: the researchers say a drug already in Phase II clinical trials for the treatment of heart failure might plug those leaks. Earlier studies by the research team led by Andrew Marks of Columbia University showed the same leaks underlie the weakness and fatigue that come...

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...


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