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Latest muscular dystrophy Stories

2014-01-28 09:12:25

Kennedy Krieger researchers develop valid and accurate model for FSHD Researchers at the Kennedy Krieger Institute recently announced study findings showing the successful development of a humanized preclinical model for facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD), providing scientists with a much needed tool to accelerate novel therapeutic research and development. Published in Human Molecular Genetics, the study outlines the validity of a unique model that, for the first time,...

2014-01-24 23:02:29

Recent scientific development represents progress in FSHD research. Lexington, Mass. (PRWEB) January 24, 2014 As published online today in Human Molecular Genetics, support from the FSH Society, a patient-driven nonprofit, has enabled people with facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) to donate muscle tissue, which scientists have succeeded in grafting into mice, providing a new tool for conquering this devastating muscle-wasting disease. Among the most common forms of muscular...

2014-01-24 23:02:15

Popeyes restaurants in South Florida and across the Southeast to participate in fundraiser from Jan. 27 through March 16. Miami, FL (PRWEB) January 24, 2014 Sailormen Inc. Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen is fighting back against muscle disease during the 2014 “Appetite for a Cure” campaign to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. From Jan. 27 through March 16, participating Popeyes restaurants in South Florida and across the Southeast will invite patrons to purchase $1 coupon cards...

2014-01-24 08:23:47

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J., Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PTC Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTCT) (PTC) today announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has adopted a negative opinion on the Company's marketing authorization application (MAA) for conditional approval of ataluren for the treatment of nonsense mutation Duchenne muscular dystrophy (nmDMD). The response from the CHMP is consistent with the Company's previous...

2014-01-15 23:20:01

Two acrylic paintings created by Woodbury, Minn. resident have been accepted into the MDA’s National Art Collection. Tucson, Ariz., (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 Two acrylic paintings created by Alexander John Amble Gravdahl, of Woodbury, Minn., have been accepted into the Muscular Dystrophy Association Art Collection. Now in its 22nd year, the Collection features artwork by people from across the country with muscular dystrophy and related disorders. “Thunder” and “Apples Pearing”...

2014-01-14 23:21:13

Mother's struggle with FSH inspires company to make a charitable donation this holiday season. (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 Over the holidays, we received a generous $10,000 donation from Adveq, a leading asset manager investing in private equity and real asset funds globally. FSH Society was provided this gift after Adveq witnessed the courage of one of their employees, Angela Farkas, in sharing her story and her struggle with FSHD. We want to share her story with you, too: Angela...

2014-01-13 23:02:37

Pro Athletes and Celebs Help MDA Surpass Funds Raised at 2013 Event NEW YORK (PRWEB) January 13, 2014 The Muscular Dystrophy Association scored a huge win in the fight against muscle disease at the the17th annual New York Muscle Team® Gala on Jan. 7 that raised more than $1.2 million to benefit local families served by the organization. The Gala, held at Chelsea Piers, Pier 60, attracted hundreds of guests for the unique, high-profile reception and fundraiser which raised more than...

Scientists Uncover Most Detailed Picture Of Muscular Dystrophy Defect
2014-01-02 11:27:09

The Scripps Research Institute Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have revealed an atomic-level view of a genetic defect that causes a form of muscular dystrophy, myotonic dystrophy type 2, and have used this information to design drug candidates with potential to counter those defects—and reverse the disease. “This the first time the structure of the RNA defect that causes this disease has been determined,” said TSRI Associate Professor Matthew...

2013-12-18 13:34:23

A new gene mutation which will help doctors give a more accurate diagnosis of a particular type of brain and muscle disease in children has been discovered for the first time by University of Leeds experts. Mitochondrial myopathy, as it is known, causes muscle weakness, movement problems and learning difficulties and affects more than 70,000 people in the UK. For the first time, mutations in a particular gene, MICU1, have been linked to myopathy. The discovery gives a better...

2013-12-17 12:26:31

MENLO PARK, Calif., Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kurt+Peter Foundation (www.kurtpeterfoundation.org) announced today that it has released the first patient registry for Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy, Type 2C, also known as gamma sarcoglycanopathy (LGMD2C). Recent scientific developments suggest that new treatments for LGMD2C may be ready for testing in patients in the next few years. The patient registry will allow researchers to find patients for clinical studies. LGMD2C...