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2014-04-08 23:22:15

A monotype print by Milda Vizbar, a Westbeth artist from New York City, has been accepted into the Muscular Dystrophy Association Art Collection. Tucson, Ariz. (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 A monotype print by Milda Vizbar, a Westbeth artist from New York City, has been accepted into the Muscular Dystrophy Association Art Collection. Now in its 22nd year, the Collection features artwork from people across the country living with muscular dystrophy and related disorders. “What! Stairs, Stairs...

2014-03-27 11:14:50

This week in Molecular Biology and Evolution Male bears are seemingly always on the prowl, roaming much greater distances than females, particularly for mating. For bear evolution, studying the paternally inherited Y chromosome is therefore a rich source to trace both the geographic dispersal and genetic differences between bear species. This new study is particularly important, because a large part of our current knowledge about range-wide population structuring in mammals relies on...

2014-03-20 23:22:09

Roanoke, VA Event on April 6th Hopes to Raise $75,000, Being Held at Salem Civic Center Roanoke, Virginia (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 Footmaxx, a leading provider of custom-made orthotics, is a proud corporate sponsor of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Roanoke 2014 Muscle Walk, which will take place on April 6th at the Salem Civic Center. The event raises funds to help the MDA support research and to also provide services to those afflicted with neuromuscular diseases. The Roanoke...

2014-03-20 16:26:23

Leading Duchenne Organization Launches Certified Duchenne Care Center Program HACKENSACK, N.J., March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nationwide Children's Hospital was named the first Certified Duchenne Care Center by Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), the leading advocacy organization working to end Duchenne muscular dystrophy (Duchenne). PPMD is launching the Certified Duchenne Care Center Program as part of its robust Transforming Duchenne Care Initiative. Over the...

Social Behavior Can Shape The Genetic Makeup Of An Animal Population In The Wild
2014-03-19 15:38:09

University of New South Wales A UNSW-led team of researchers studying bottlenose dolphins that use sponges as tools has shown that social behavior can shape the genetic makeup of an animal population in the wild. Some of the dolphins in Shark Bay in Western Australia put conical marine sponges on their rostrums (beaks) when they forage on the sea floor – a non-genetic skill that calves apparently learn from their mother. Lead author, Dr Anna Kopps, says sponging dolphins end up...

2014-02-25 16:28:51

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At a Congressional hearing today in Washington, the Muscular Dystrophy Association's (MDA) chief executive briefed legislators on the enormous impact of the MD-CARE Act passed in 2001 and implored lawmakers to reauthorize this crucial legislation on behalf of the 100,000 Americans with muscular dystrophies. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120424/DC93207LOGO MDA co-hosted the briefing with Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy...

2014-02-24 08:28:11

Annual Advocacy Conference Focuses on Accelerating FDA Review And Enacting MD-CARE Act Update into Law WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 100 advocates seeking to end Duchenne muscular dystrophy (Duchenne) are converging on Washington for the annual Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD) Advocacy Conference to urge Congressional action on key legislation and to help accelerate the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) review of candidate Duchenne...

2014-02-19 08:30:43

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In recognition of Rare Disease Month and Rare Disease Day The Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation (MDF) has released "Hope and Inspiration"--a short eight minute video that brings attention to myotonic dystrophy (DM), the community of people living with it and the compelling scientific advances that have made it the global poster child for neuromuscular disorders. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130207/DC56674LOGO)...

2014-02-14 23:01:58

Teams of families and friends of those affected by neuromuscular disease participated in the walk on Feb. 8 at Raymond James Stadium. Saint Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) February 14, 2014 More than $165,000 was raised at the annual MDA Tampa Bay Muscle Walk presented by APEC on Feb. 8 at Raymond James Stadium to benefit children and adults in the Tampa Bay area served by the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Teams of families and friends of those affected by neuromuscular disease participated in...

New Method Allows Researchers To Sort Out DNA Contamination
2014-01-28 06:53:19

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Special precautions are usually a part of retrieving ancient DNA to prevent DNA from researchers or the environment from mixing with that of the fossil. Many ancient fossils, however, have been lying forgotten in museum collections for decades that have become contaminated with present-day human DNA before even entering the laboratory. A solution for this problem, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS),...