Quantcast

Latest muscular dystrophy Stories

2014-10-27 08:28:58

Data Supports Benefit in Nonsense Mutation Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Patients SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J., Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PTC Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTCT) today announced the publication of data and related analysis which provide strong support for concluding that Translarna(TM) (ataluren) was active and showed clinically meaningful improvements in Translarna-treated patients with nonsense mutation Duchenne muscular dystrophy (nmDMD). The data was published in the...

2014-10-20 12:30:49

CLEVELAND and COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Data published today in the journal Molecular Therapy demonstrates initial clinical proof of principle of a gene therapy to increase muscle strength and function in Becker muscular dystrophy patients. The paper, titled "A Phase I/IIa Follistatin Gene Therapy Trial for Becker Muscular Dystrophy" describes results of the dose ascending trial to assess safety and efficacy in six patients with Becker muscular...

2014-10-14 16:24:43

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new guideline from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) recommends guidance on how doctors should evaluate the full picture--from symptoms, family history and ethnicity to a physical exam and certain lab test results--in order to determine what genetic tests may best diagnose a person's subtype of limb-girdle or distal muscular dystrophy....

2014-09-26 16:24:06

Bipartisan Legislation Enacted Unanimously by Congress will Strengthen and Update Landmark MD-CARE Act WASHINGTON, Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Capping a two-year advocacy campaign led by Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), today President Barack Obama signed the MD-CARE Act Amendments of 2014 into law, providing a significant victory to the Duchenne and broader muscular dystrophy communities. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100119/DC39975LOGO The law makes...

2014-09-25 20:22:20

CHICAGO, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Grace Pavlath, an accomplished muscle disease researcher and tenured professor in the Department of Pharmacology at the Emory University School of Medicine, has been named as MDA Senior Vice President - Scientific Program Director. Beginning October 31, Dr. Pavlath will become a key member of MDA's Mission Leadership Team and will be responsible for overall management and further development of MDA's scientific program focused on...

2014-09-25 12:23:36

Local CITGO Marketers and CITGO Petroleum Raise More than $110,000 to Benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association MADISON, Wis., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Aug. 14, local CITGO Marketers Condon Oil Company, Frawley Oil Company and U.S. Oil, CITGO Petroleum Corporation and the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) teamed up for the second annual MDA Madison Muscle Team event at the Keva Sports Center in Middleton. The event, which raised more than $110,000 in support of the...

2014-09-19 04:21:53

CHICAGO, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Muscular Dystrophy Association and the entire muscular dystrophy community are celebrating a tremendous victory today after the MD-CARE Act (S.315) passed in the Senate by unanimous consent late Thursday night. This follows the successful passage of the House version of this critical legislation (H.R. 594) in July. The MD-CARE Act (Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Community Assistance Research and Education Amendments Act) is...

2014-09-17 16:26:57

Fourth Clinic to Receive Certification from Leading Duchenne Organization HACKENSACK, N.J., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seattle Children's Hospital was named a Certified Duchenne Care Center by Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), the leading advocacy organization working to end Duchenne muscular dystrophy (Duchenne). Seattle Children's is the fourth center to be certified by PPMD, recognizing the hospital's dedication to improving care for people living with...

2014-09-17 12:24:23

WACO, Texas, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the sixth year in a row, college football coaches nationwide will join together in support of the Coach To Cure MD program, which will be held during games of Saturday, September 27, 2014. The rapidly growing annual effort has raised more than a million dollars to battle Duchenne muscular dystrophy. On September 27th, American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) members will wear a Coach To Cure MD logo patch on the sidelines...

2014-09-17 08:29:28

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PTC Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTCT) today announced the expansion of its global presence with the addition of key executives to leadership positions in PTC's global commercial team and the establishment of its international headquarters in Dublin, Ireland. Significant pre-launch activities are well underway as PTC prepares for the commercial launch of Translarna(TM) (ataluren) in the European Union. In August of this year,...


Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
Related