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2014-02-13 23:00:42

An acrylic painting created by Amber Stock, 17, of Eugene, Ore., has been accepted into the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s national Art Collection. Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 An acrylic painting created by Amber Stock, 17, of Eugene, Ore., has 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. “Diamond in the Sunset”...

2014-02-13 16:28:10

Experimental Protein Replacement Therapy for Congenital Muscular Dystrophy Type 1A (MDC1A) MILFORD, Mass. and RENO, Nev., Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Prothelia Incorporated (Prothelia) and University of Nevada, Reno announce that they have entered into strategic agreements with Alexion for the development of Laminin-111, a patented experimental protein replacement therapy for merosin-deficient congenital muscular dystrophy (MDC1A), a life-threatening, ultra-rare disease caused by a genetic...

2014-02-11 23:00:48

MDA Muscle Walk is the largest event circuit of its kind in the United States, with approximately 150 walks throughout the nation scheduled from February through May. Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) February 11, 2014 Take a small step to make a big difference for the Muscular Dystrophy Association during the 2014 Muscle Walk season that will pay tribute to — and raise funds for — children and adults served by MDA. MDA Muscle Walk is comprised of a series of non-competitive local walks held across...

2014-02-10 23:05:02

After wrapping up what was a busy first month of 2014, the FSH Society finally has a moment to look back on 2013 and acknowledge what a busy – and successful – year it was! Lexington, MA (PRWEB) February 10, 2014 Throughout 2013, the FSH Society expanded its networks locally and nationally, partnering with the University of Massachusetts’ Wellstone Center for FSHD Research and Training. The Society is proud to have participated in several FSHD studies as well, contributing to...

2014-02-10 20:21:08

Call on FDA for Accelerated Approval of Promising Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Treatment WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Health staffers from over 80 Congressional offices together with agency and industry officials jammed a briefing room last Friday to hear mothers, clinicians and leading researchers call on the FDA to accept and promptly review a new drug application for eteplirsen, a promising new treatment for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy that could save thousands...

2014-02-07 23:04:33

Lowe’s stores across the country will participate in the annual Shamrocks mobile program to help raise funds for children and adults affected by muscle disease. Tucson, Ariz. (PRWEB) February 07, 2014 Lowe’s stores across the country will once again team up with the Muscular Dystrophy Association for the 32nd annual Shamrocks mobile program to help raise funds for children and adults affected by muscle disease. Now through March 31, customers can spread some extra luck to MDA families...

2014-02-06 23:01:57

In research funded by the FSH Society, a patient advocacy organization, a Minnesota team has identified drugs that block the toxic effects of a gene involved in a most common form of muscular dystrophy. Lexington, MASS (PRWEB) February 06, 2014 Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) is among the most common muscle-wasting diseases, affecting more than 500,000 people around the world. Its cause is genetic, passed from generation to generation, although 30 percent of cases arise...

2014-01-31 23:03:04

Unforgettable entertainment provided by 2012 “America’s Got Talent” winning act The Olate Dogs. Houston (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 The Muscular Dystrophy Association Houston Gulf Coast is set to fight back against muscle disease at the 8th annual Passport to a Cure Gala presented by Kroger on Friday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. at the Woodlands Waterway Marriott in Woodlands Texas. More than 600 of Houston’s business and civic leaders will be present at this year’s event, themed...

2014-01-31 12:20:41

Local CITGO Marketer Raises Funds for Muscular Dystrophy Association SHEBOYGAN, Wis., Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CITGO Petroleum Corporation and local CITGO Marketer Quality State Oil are proud to once again sponsor this year's Q Mart Shamrocks Against Dystrophy fundraiser to support the local Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) chapter. From Feb. 1 through March 17, customers at participating Q Mart stations can purchase paper shamrocks to benefit MDA. As part of this year's...

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,...


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