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Latest Neuromuscular disease Stories

2013-03-18 12:29:08

Tests to be unveiled at the American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting in San Diego, March 16-23, 2013 WORCESTER, Mass. and MADISON, N.J., March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Athena Diagnostics, a leader in neurological diagnostics, today announced the clinical availability of new genetic tests to aid the detection of several rare neurological disorders, including hereditary neuropathy, neuromuscular disease, epilepsy and certain movement disorders. The lab-developed tests are available...

2013-03-01 12:25:07

HACKENSACK, N.J., March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD) will provide $100,000 to Dr. Stanley Nelson of the University of California, Los Angeles, to examine the genomes of 40 boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (Duchenne) who are either very mildly affected or very severely affected. The goal is to identify changes in genes other than dystrophin that may affect the course of the disease. (Logo:...

2013-02-14 20:24:37

TUCSON, Ariz., Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Muscular Dystrophy Association, Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy and the Foundation to Eradicate Duchenne today called on the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives to reauthorize the MD CARE Act of 2001, and to continue federal support for the accelerated pace of research and treatment development for muscular dystrophy. The nonprofits also are urging the public to contact their U.S. Senators and ask them to vote for...

2012-12-17 16:44:17

-Myopathy refers to a disease characterized by muscular weakness and wasting. -Vitamin D deficiency is a well-recognized cause of myopathy, and excessive drinking is often associated with low or subnormal levels of vitamin D. -A new review indicates that vitamin D deficiency might partly explain the occurrence of the frequently observed myopathy in chronic alcoholism. Myopathy refers to a muscular disease in which muscle fibers do not function, resulting in muscular weakness and wasting....

2012-12-12 12:25:31

CLEVELAND, Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Milo Biotechnology today announced its AAV1-FS344 has been granted Orphan Drug designation from the FDA's Office of Orphan Products Development for treatment of Becker and Duchenne muscular dystrophy. AAV1-FS344 is a gene therapy-delivered myostatin inhibitor that increases muscle strength. The program is currently in a Phase I/II trial at Nationwide Children's Hospital in adult patients with Becker muscular dystrophy and inclusion body myositis, a...

2012-12-11 05:01:53

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. (http://www.BuckfireLaw.com ) Michigan personal injury accident attorney, George Burke, announced that he is participating in the Muscular Dystrophy Association´s premier fundraising program,” The Lock Up”, to raise funds for those affected by the disease. Southfield, Michigan (PRWEB) December 11, 2012 Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Michigan personal injury accident attorney, George Burke, announced that he is participating in the Muscular...

2012-10-15 11:23:18

MILWAUKEE, Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CITGO Petroleum Corporation and the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) are hosting the Wisconsin Muscle Team Event at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 6 p.m. in an effort to raise $150,000 for MDA. The special event pairs children living with neuromuscular diseases with professional athletes, including former Green Bay Packer stars Antonio Freeman and Gilbert Brown and pro wrestling legend Sgt. Slaughter,...

2012-09-25 06:26:45

ENCINO, Calif., Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Menchie's, a global brand that has built its reputation on spreading smiles throughout communities worldwide, today announced it has raised $234,307 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The funds were raised by Menchie's guests during a month-long program to benefit children and adults affected by neuromuscular disease. From August 1 through September 3, Menchie's guests were asked to "Mix it up for MDA" by purchasing and signing a $1 Make a...

2012-08-21 02:26:38

33 New Projects Will Advance Neuromuscular Disease Research TUCSON, Ariz., Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Greater understanding of the causes and natural histories of neuromuscular diseases, and translation of the latest research advances into potential treatments are the focus of new projects funded by the Muscular Dystrophy Association's latest round of grants. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120424/DC93207LOGO) MDA awarded 33 grants totaling $10,684,481...

2012-06-23 23:01:10

A Gastonia, N.C. woman seeks a new normal as she undergoes treatment for an uncommon and chronic neuromuscular disorder that left the accomplished crafter without interest in or passion for her life-long hobbies. Chapel Hill, N.C. (PRWEB) June 22, 2012 Rosanne Griffith is searching for her new normal. “I have to find a new me,” said Rosanne, 61, of Gastonia, N.C. “That´s the hardest thing. Right now, the new normal changes day to day.” Rosanne has myasthenia...