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2014-05-23 23:02:08

Motorcycle riders and non-riders alike from across the Mid-Atlantic raised a total of $1,093,433 to fuel the fight against muscle disease in support of local families served by the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Philadelphia (PRWEB) May 23, 2014 Motorcycle riders and non-riders alike from across the Mid-Atlantic revved their fundraising engines for the 27th annual Ride for Life event to raise a total of $1,093,433 to fuel the fight against muscle disease in support of local families...

2014-05-23 08:23:53

- The first treatment for the underlying cause of Duchenne muscular dystrophy - SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J., May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PTC Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTCT) today announced that following its request for re-examination, the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has adopted a positive opinion regarding the company's application for a conditional marketing authorization of Translarna(TM) (ataluren) for the treatment...

2014-05-16 23:01:31

Top athletes, local heroes and business leaders come together for high-profile fundraiser. Charlotte, N.C. (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 Charlotte’s top professional athletes and local heroes are set to share the spotlight with children served by the Muscular Dystrophy Association at the annual Charlotte Muscle Team® event on Tuesday, May 20 at Bank of America Stadium from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Charlotte Muscle Team is a unique social event that pairs top professional athletes and...

Treating Deadly Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy With Viagra, Cialis
2014-05-08 13:35:59

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Cialis and Viagra are typically prescribed to treat erectile dysfunction in men, but a new study has shown that these drugs could be used to treat a deadly disorder known as Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). DMD is a genetic disorder in males marked by muscle weakness beginning in early childhood and quite often causing deformity of the forearms, legs and spine. Cardiovascular and respiratory muscles usually begin to decline when...

2014-05-07 23:03:34

From Feb. 7 through April 14, Lowe’s customers helped spread some extra luck to MDA families by purchasing and signing $1 green and $5 gold Shamrocks mobiles, or by making a generous $20 donation for a platinum mobile. Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) May 07, 2014 Lowe’s stores across the nation helped fight back against muscle disease by teaming with customers to raise $7.5 million during the annual Shamrocks program to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. “Each year, our employees and...

2014-05-06 23:00:38

Bojangles’ restaurants raise a record-breaking $536,000 during MDA's annual Shamrocks mobile program that will help send some 660 children affected by muscle disease to a weeklong, barrier-free MDA summer camp this year. Charlotte, N.C. (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 The Muscular Dystrophy Association announced today that Bojangles’ restaurants, with the help of its loyal customers, have raised a record-breaking $536,000 during the organization’s annual Shamrocks mobile program that will...

2014-04-29 23:05:19

Distinguished celebrities help increase visibility of rare incurable disease Lexington, MA (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 The FSH Society, the Massachusetts-based non-profit organization that has transformed the science of the rare incurable disease, facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD), today announced its Honorary Board. The board of fourteen distinguished celebrities will work in cooperation with the FSH Society to raise visibility of FSHD, a disease that remains relatively unknown...

2014-04-17 23:01:45

Friday, May 2, is `Drink One for Dane’ Day, when more than 215 Dutch Bros. Coffee locations in seven states will donate proceeds to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 Friday, May 2, is `Drink One for Dane’ Day, when more than 215 Dutch Bros. Coffee locations in seven states will donate proceeds to the Muscular Dystrophy Association , the world leader in fighting Lou Gehrig’s disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The event...

2014-04-15 23:03:54

Awards will be made to researchers seeking promising treatments and cures for muscle diseases within MDA's program. CHICAGO, (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 The Muscular Dystrophy Association, the largest nonprofit funder of neuromuscular disease research in the United States, has awarded funding for 38 new research grants totaling $3.6 million. The awards will be made to researchers seeking promising treatments and cures for muscle diseases within MDA's program. The new grants are in...

2014-04-10 23:22:50

Nonprofit organization receives sixth consecutive four-star rating. Lexington, MA (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 The FSH Society, the Massachusetts-based charitable foundation that has transformed the science of a little-known disease, facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD), today announced it has received its sixth consecutive Charity Navigator four-star rating. Scoring 68.40 out of a possible 70 points in its evaluation, the FSH Society is currently listed as one of “10 Charities Worth...


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