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2013-10-15 23:21:50

Hundreds of business and civic leaders from Southern California donning flapper dresses and zoot suits ''swung' into fundraising action at the annual gala on Oct. 12. Los Angeles (PRWEB) October 15, 2013 Hundreds of business and civic leaders from Southern California donning flapper dresses and zoot suits ''swung' into fundraising action at the eighth annual Tradition of Hope gala on Oct. 12 to raise more than $1.2 million to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy...

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:...

2013-09-25 23:03:10

Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph and Twins pitcher Glen Perkins among top athletes who will come together at high-profile fundraiser. Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) September 25, 2013 Professional athletes throughout the Twin Cities are set to share the spotlight with children served by the Muscular Dystrophy Association at the 2013 Minnesota Muscle Team event on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at TCF Bank Stadium from 6-9:30 p.m. The MDA Minnesota Muscle Team is an event made up of athletes and alumni from local...

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...


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