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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...

2011-07-01 13:32:52

New treatment approach shall soon be ready for use in Usher syndrome patients Usher syndrome is the most common form of combined congenital deaf-blindness in humans and affects 1 in 6,000 of the population. It is a recessive inherited disease that is both clinically and genetically heterogeneous. In the most severe cases, patients are born deaf and begin to suffer from a degeneration of the retina in puberty, ultimately resulting in complete blindness. These patients experience major...

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...

2011-05-19 00:00:00

AMSTERDAM, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amsterdam Molecular Therapeutics (Euronext Amsterdam: AMT), a leader in the field of human gene therapy, today provides its non-audited business update in compliance with the EU transparency directive. This report summarizes material events and AMT's financial position for the first quarter of 2011. 1Q 2011 Highlights - Glybera(R): - Responses to Day 180 questions of the EMA/CHMP were submitted on schedule - EMA/CHMP...


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