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2014-03-27 23:00:36

“Fierce Hope,” a painting by Ray West of Greensboro, N.C., has been accepted into the Muscular Dystrophy Association Art Collection. Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 “Fierce Hope,” a painting by Ray West of Greensboro, N.C., has been accepted into the Muscular Dystrophy Association Art Collection. Now in its 22nd year, the Collection features artwork from people across the country with muscular dystrophy and related disorders. West lives with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS),...

2014-03-27 13:10:03

Gene encodes protein that regulates formation and maintenance of muscle tissue Skeletal muscle cells with unevenly spaced nuclei, or nuclei in the wrong location, are telltale signs of such inherited muscle diseases as Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy, which occurs in one out of every 100,000 births, and centronuclear myopathy, which affects one out of every 50,000 infants. What goes wrong during myogenesis, the formation and maintenance of muscle tissue, to produce these inherited...

2014-03-26 08:29:20

Urges President to Support Safe and Effective Treatment for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy WASHINGTON, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Race to Yes, a national campaign by families with children facing death from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy achieved an important milestone just after 8pm EDT last night when the 100,000th person signed their White House petition urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to approve a breakthrough drug that has been shown to halt the progress of the...

2014-03-24 23:05:02

Innovative and entrepreneurial research an important step in ongoing search for FSHD treatments and cures Lexington, MA (PRWEB) March 24, 2014 Today, the FSH Society, a Massachusetts based non-profit that is a world leader in combating facioscapulohumeral dystrophy (FSHD), announced that it has awarded six grants totaling more $609,525 to new research projects. Through these studies, the FSH Society’s fellowship program aims to gain insights and achieve significant milestones into the...

2014-03-21 23:01:12

The John Owen Adventure Dodgeball event is for children and adults alike to raise money and awareness for the fatal disease, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. North Royalton, OH (PRWEB) March 21, 2014 John Owen's Adventure Inc. is thrilled to launch the second annual Play for JOA-Dodgeball event bringing together children and adults alike to enjoy this classic sport while fundraising to cure the fatal disease Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). "Our 2013 Tourney was a huge...

2014-03-20 23:22:09

Roanoke, VA Event on April 6th Hopes to Raise $75,000, Being Held at Salem Civic Center Roanoke, Virginia (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 Footmaxx, a leading provider of custom-made orthotics, is a proud corporate sponsor of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Roanoke 2014 Muscle Walk, which will take place on April 6th at the Salem Civic Center. The event raises funds to help the MDA support research and to also provide services to those afflicted with neuromuscular diseases. The Roanoke...

2014-03-20 16:26:23

Leading Duchenne Organization Launches Certified Duchenne Care Center Program HACKENSACK, N.J., March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nationwide Children's Hospital was named the first Certified Duchenne Care Center by Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), the leading advocacy organization working to end Duchenne muscular dystrophy (Duchenne). PPMD is launching the Certified Duchenne Care Center Program as part of its robust Transforming Duchenne Care Initiative. Over the...

2014-03-19 23:02:37

Throughout the month of February, SRAC’s Burger King restaurants helped fight back against muscle disease by selling $1 green and $5 gold paper Shamrocks mobiles. St. Rose, LA (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 Strategic Restaurants Acquisitions, LLC (SRAC), a franchisee of 288 BURGER KING® restaurants, and the Greater New Orleans Muscular Dystrophy Association announced today that the annual Shamrocks mobile program raised more than $154,000 to benefit children and adults affected by muscle...

2014-03-14 08:27:16

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Catabasis Pharmaceuticals Inc. today announced that data from its Phase 1 clinical trial of SMART Linker conjugate CAT-1004 will be presented at the Muscular Dystrophy Association's 2014 Clinical Conference in Chicago, Ill. Catabasis' chief medical officer, Joanne Donovan, M.D., Ph.D., will discuss Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) animal model data and data from a Phase 1 clinical trial during the poster session from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. CDT on...

2014-03-12 23:21:05

Kroger-Atlanta Division stores are spreading the luck of the Irish by participating in the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s 32nd annual Shamrocks mobile program. Atlanta (PRWEB) March 12, 2014 Kroger-Atlanta Division stores are spreading the luck of the Irish by participating in the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s 32nd annual Shamrocks mobile program to help raise funds for local families affected by muscle disease. Beginning March 16 through March 29, Kroger customers and associates...


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toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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