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Latest Duchenne muscular dystrophy Stories

2013-09-27 23:02:00

Three neuromuscular diseases are being considered for inclusion in nationwide screening. Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) September 27, 2013 Pediatrician and medical geneticist R. Rodney Howell, who chairs MDA's Board of Directors, testified Thursday before the Subcommittee on Children and Families of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions to advocate for passage of the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act of 2013 (S. 1417). Howell emphasized that:...

2013-09-18 12:55:59

A preclinical study led by researchers at Children’s National Medical Center has found that a new oral drug shows early promise for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). The results, published in EMBO Molecular Medicine, show that the drug, VBP15, decreases inflammation and protects and strengthens muscle without the harsh side effects linked to current treatments with glucocorticoids such as prednisone. Duchenne muscular dystrophy results in severe muscle degeneration and...

2013-09-01 23:01:32

The Backstreet Boys will open the 48th annual MDA telethon tonight with their newest single "In A World Like This" on ABC television stations across the country. Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) September 01, 2013 Get ready for a "Larger than Life" performance when the Backstreet Boys open the 48th annual MDA Show of Strength Telethon this Labor Day weekend on Sunday, 9/8c, on ABC television stations across the country. The multiplatinum group of A. J. McLean, Howie Dorough, Nick...


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