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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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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.
DETROIT, April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cadillac and Sony Music are auctioning a Justin Bieber prize package to benefit Cure Duchenne, a nonprofit group that funds research and awareness of Duchenne, the most common muscle disease in children.
Researchers have long questioned why patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) tend to manage well through childhood and adolescence, yet succumb to their disease in early adulthood, or why elderly people who lose muscle strength following bed rest find it difficult or impossible to regain.
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Zebrafish study highlights existing drugs that may help restore muscle in DMD BOSTON, March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Armed with a zebrafish model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and a library of 1,200 chemicals already approved for human use, researchers at Children's Hospital Boston have identified a compound that reverses the loss of muscle structure and function associated with DMD, seemingly by compensating for the loss of a critical protein.
A strong international collaboration and a single patient with mild muscle disease and severe cognitive impairment have allowed University of Iowa researchers to identify a new gene mutation that causes muscular dystrophy.