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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...

2014-04-08 23:22:15

A monotype print by Milda Vizbar, a Westbeth artist from New York City, has been accepted into the Muscular Dystrophy Association Art Collection. Tucson, Ariz. (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 A monotype print by Milda Vizbar, a Westbeth artist from New York City, has been accepted into the Muscular Dystrophy Association Art Collection. Now in its 22nd year, the Collection features artwork from people across the country living with muscular dystrophy and related disorders. “What! Stairs, Stairs...

2014-04-07 23:01:24

From mid-February through mid-March, Juice It Up! helped fight back against muscle diseases by selling MDA Shamrocks paper mobiles, which were bought by customers for $1 donations. CYPRESS, Calif., (PRWEB) April 07, 2014 The Muscular Dystrophy Association announced today that Juice It Up! raw juice and smoothie bar locations have raised $11,767 during the 2014 Shamrocks mobile program to benefit children and adults affected by muscle disease. "We are proud to partner with MDA to...

2014-04-02 23:21:55

Funds raised through the “Appetite for a Cure” coupon cards will help support MDA's programs of research and health care services, including MDA summer camp. MIAMI, (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 Sailormen, Inc. Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen and the Muscular Dystrophy Association announced today that the 2014 “Appetite for a Cure” program has raised a record $539,863 to help support those affected by neuromuscular disease. From Jan. 27 through March 16, participating Popeyes restaurants...

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...


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