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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...

2014-04-10 08:31:42

Local CITGO Marketer Raises More Than $32,000 for Muscular Dystrophy Association SHEBOYGAN, Wis., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Local CITGO Marketer Quality State Oil and CITGO Petroleum Corporation raised more than $32,000 to support the local Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) chapter during this year's Q Mart Shamrocks Against Dystrophy campaign. From Feb. 1 through March 17, customers visited 18 participating Q Mart stations in the Sheboygan area to purchase paper shamrocks...

2014-04-09 23:01:38

Stores across the Southwest to help MDA families with the sale of "Make a Muscle" Mobiles. Phoenix (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 More than 230 Western Refining convenience stores – including Giant Mustang, Sun Dial and Howdy’s – throughout the Southwest will join forces with the Muscular Dystrophy Association for the third consecutive year for the “Make a Muscle, Make a Difference®’’ mobile campaign to help families affected by muscle disease. From April 29 through...

2014-04-09 12:31:44

WASHINGTON, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Parents of children facing death from Duchenne muscular dystrophy today asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to approve in 30 days a well-tested drug that halts the disease with no side effects. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140409/MN00963) The parents, representing The Race to Yes campaign, challenged FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg to take the steps needed to approve the drug - eteplirsen - following positive comments...


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