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2011-10-13 13:10:00

Grant to Help Largest National Duchenne Organization Fund Research Projects HACKENSACK, N.J., Oct. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), the largest non-profit organization in the United States focused on finding a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (Duchenne), announced that it has received a grant from the National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), part of the National Institutes for Health. This grant was awarded to fund...

2011-10-05 19:32:27

Findings reveal that deficiency of the SMN protein in peripheral tissues might also contribute to SMA pathology A new study from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) reports surprising results that suggest that the devastating neuromuscular disease, spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), might not exclusively affect the motor neurons in the spinal cord as has long been thought. The new findings suggest that defects in peripheral tissues such as liver, muscle, heart, etc., might also contribute to...

2011-09-22 13:19:00

Largest National Duchenne Organization Gives $98,000 for Bridge Funding HACKENSACK, N.J., Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), the largest non-profit organization in the United States focused on finding a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (Duchenne), announced that it has awarded Tejvir S. Khurana, MD, PhD, Professor of Physiology at the University of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Muscle Institute an End Duchenne Grant for $98,000. (Logo:...

2011-09-20 12:00:00

Largest National Duchenne Organization Continues to Support Cardiac Health with Three New Grants in Duchenne Research to Ohio State and Nationwide Children's Research Institute HACKENSACK, N.J., Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), the largest non-profit organization in the United States focused on finding a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (Duchenne), has awarded three separate $50,000 exploratory awards to researchers at The Ohio State...

2011-09-16 11:26:27

A team of scientists at the CSIC has shown that temperature can play a critical role in the control of splicing. The team led by Josep Vilardell, ICREA scientist at the CSIC's Molecular Biology Institute of Barcelona, has demonstrated that temperature, through its effects on RNA structure, can control how the genetic information will be processed. The results of this work are published this week in Molecular Cell. Hiding intronic cues For some time, scientists have been trying to...

2011-09-15 20:21:12

Scientists at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have uncovered a previously unknown fail-safe (compensatory) pathway that potentially protects the brain and other organs from genetic and environmental threats. The discovery could provide new ways to diminish the negative consequences of genetic mutations and environmental toxins that cause neurological diseases and other maladies. The findings are published in the Sept. 16 issue of the journal Molecular Cell....

2011-09-07 11:32:00

Largest National Duchenne Organization Responds to FDA's "PDUFA Reauthorization Performance Goals and Procedures, Fiscal Years 2013 Through 2017" HACKENSACK, N.J., Sept. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), the largest non-profit organization in the United States focused on finding a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (Duchenne), applauded the FDA's "PDUFA Reauthorization Performance Goals and Procedures, Fiscal Years 2013 Through 2017" (PDUFA V)....

2011-08-15 18:28:00

View: MDA-AVI BioPharma-YouTube for Mon. 8-15-11 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pR4a24MHvk ) View: MDA-AVI BioPharma-YouTube for Tues. 8-16-11 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3aaBZ0az4E) View: MDA-AVI BioPharma-High Res. for Mon. 8-15-11 View: MDA-AVI BioPharma-High Res. for Tues. 8-16-11 TUCSON, Ariz., Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than a decade of targeted Muscular Dystrophy Association-funded research, made possible as a result of generous public support of the...

2011-08-02 07:02:40

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- The ability to tag proteins with a green fluorescent light to watch how they behave inside cells so revolutionized the understanding of protein biology that it earned the scientific teams who developed the technique Nobel Prizes in 2008. Now, researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College have developed a similar fluorescent tool that can track the mysterious workings of the various forms of cellular RNA. "These fluorescent RNAs offer us a tool that will be critical for...

2011-07-26 06:16:00

LONDON, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Great Ormond Street Hospital has announced that a team led by scientists at its research partner, UCL Institute of Child Health (ICH), funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and AVI BioPharma, have made an important breakthrough in the development of a treatment for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). Together with the MDEX Consortium, chaired by the ICH's Professor Francesco Muntoni, the group showed that a gene based drug...