Latest Muscular Dystrophy Community Assistance Research and Education Amendments Stories

2011-12-14 11:52:29

People who have the most common type of adult muscular dystrophy also have a higher risk of getting cancer.

2011-02-08 10:14:00

Efforts over decade result in $192 million in Duchenne-specific federal investment HACKENSACK, N.J., Feb.

2010-11-02 08:10:10

Muscular dystrophies or MD are a group of more than 30 genetic diseases characterized by progressive weakness and degeneration of the skeletal muscles that control movement.

2009-06-18 12:36:10

British medical scientists say they used an animal study to demonstrate a method of making an early diagnosis of muscular dystrophy, before symptoms develop. University of Birmingham researchers said they used mice to study the key proteins involved in two types of muscular dystrophy -- Duchenne muscular dystrophy and a milder form, Limb Girdle MD. The researchers said they identified disrupted stem cell function and delays of skeletal muscle formation in embryos of muscular dystrophy-like mice.

2009-05-06 11:58:00

BALTIMORE, May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two scientists whose work has led to new and better ways to diagnose and potentially treat muscular dystrophy have been chosen to receive the 2009 March of Dimes Prize in Developmental Biology. Kevin P. Campbell, Ph.D. and Louis M.

2009-01-23 13:47:00

Online Resource Links Patients With Researchers, Clinicians MIDDLETOWN, Ohio, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patricia A.

2008-09-27 15:00:42

To: MEDICAL EDITORS Contact: Bob Mackle, Vice President, Public Information of Muscular Dystrophy Association, +1-520-529-5317, bobmackle@mdausa.org TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Paul D.

2008-09-24 18:00:40

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Legendary entertainer and MDA National Chairman Jerry Lewis today expressed gratitude to all those working to pass the Muscular Dystrophy Community Assistance, Research and Education (MD-CARE) Amendments of 2008.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.