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2013-02-14 20:24:37

TUCSON, Ariz., Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Muscular Dystrophy Association, Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy and the Foundation to Eradicate Duchenne today called on the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives to reauthorize the MD CARE Act of 2001, and to continue federal support for the accelerated pace of research and treatment development for muscular dystrophy. The nonprofits also are urging the public to contact their U.S. Senators and ask them to vote for...

2012-10-24 23:40:46

Boosting the activity of a vitamin-sensitive cell adhesion pathway has the potential to counteract the muscle degeneration and reduced mobility caused by muscular dystrophies, according to a research team led by scientists at the University of Maine. The discovery, published 23 October in the open access journal PLOS Biology, is particularly important for congenital muscular dystrophies, which are progressive, debilitating and often lethal diseases that currently remain without cure. The...