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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)...

2010-05-14 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...

2010-05-07 14:31:00

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio, May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) are launching a five-year, $7.5 million natural history study of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (Duchenne), a degenerative genetically-linked neuromuscular disease. The study aims to validate non-invasive approaches to monitor the progression and treatment of Duchenne, and holds potential to...

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2010-05-06 12:10:00

Information about how the cells move could help patients with muscular dystrophy, MU scientist says When muscle tissue experiences trauma or disease, such as muscular dystrophy, stem cells in the muscle known as "satellite cells" respond to repair and regenerate the muscle. These cells are particularly important in neuromuscular diseases, such as muscular dystrophy, which affect muscle stability and repair. Now, University of Missouri researchers have used time-lapse photography to document...

2010-04-19 08:00:00

NOVATO, Calif., April 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (Nasdaq: BMRN) announced today that Firdapse(TM) (3,4-diaminopyridine) is now commercially available in the European Union (E.U.) for the treatment of the rare autoimmune disease Lambert Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome (LEMS). Launching immediately in Germany and the UK, the company expects to subsequently launch Firdapse in all major European markets by the end of 2010. Firdapse received marketing approval in the...

2010-04-15 13:54:03

Researchers from Universit© Laval's Faculty of Medicine and the CHUQ Research Center have proven that it is possible to repair the defective gene responsible for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The team, led by Professor Jacques P. Tremblay, is presenting its new therapeutic approach in an article published today in the online version of the scientific journal Gene Therapy. Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a hereditary disease affecting one in 3,500 males. It causes progressive muscle...

2010-03-16 16:10:00

By administering a chemical called a 'molecular band-aid,' U of M researchers were able to prevent heart injury in dystrophic canines MINNEAPOLIS -- Researchers at the University of Minnesota Medical School have discovered a chemical that may, over the long term, protect the hearts of Duchenne muscular dystrophy patients "“ a fatal and most common form of muscular dystrophy in children. The chemical, which Medical School scientists have termed a "molecular band-aid," seeks out tiny...

2010-03-04 08:00:00

Fundraising Event Will Benefit Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy OAK LAWN, Ill., March 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Friday, March 12, 2010, The Oak Lawn Community High School Spartans gym will be transformed into its own Dancing with the Stars when for one night only, the gym will become Dancing with the Spartans. The event, sponsored by the Senior Class Advisory Board, will mirror the style of the popular TV show: four male teachers and four female teachers chosen by the students will be...

2010-02-24 00:51:00

AMSTERDAM, February 24, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amsterdam Molecular Therapeutics (Euronext: AMT), a leader in the field of human gene therapy, today reported its results for the year to December 31, 2009. Highlights - Glybera(R) Marketing Authorisation Application submitted to European Medicines Agency (EMA, formerly known as EMEA); - EMA commenced formal review of Glybera(R) dossier on January 20, 2010; - EMA grants orphan drug designation for AMT's...

2010-01-21 16:56:51

A study published in today's online edition the American Journal of Human Genetics, allowed the first identification of a new form of adult onset muscular dystrophy. The research team led by Dr. Bernard Brais, neurogeneticist at the Research Centre of the Centre hospitalier de l'Universit© de Montr©al (CRCHUM) and associate professor, Universit© de Montr©al, in collaboration with European collaborators, demonstrated that recessive ANO5 mutations will lead to abnormal...


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