Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy News and Research

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Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a progressive muscle disorder that causes the loss of both muscle function and independence. DMD is perhaps the most prevalent of the muscular dystrophies and is the most common lethal genetic disorder diagnosed during childhood today. Each year, approximately 20,000 children worldwide are born with DMD (one of every 3,500 male children).
AVI BioPharma's peptide-conjugated PMO chemistry to be discussed at two upcoming scientific meetings

AVI BioPharma's peptide-conjugated PMO chemistry to be discussed at two upcoming scientific meetings

Amsterdam Molecular Therapeutics reports 2009 half year financials

Amsterdam Molecular Therapeutics reports 2009 half year financials

New function for missing  protein in Duchenne muscular dystrophy found

New function for missing protein in Duchenne muscular dystrophy found

New therapy shows potential for treating Duchenne muscular dystrophy

New therapy shows potential for treating Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Inflammation clue to fragile bones in Duchenne's muscular dystrophy

Inflammation clue to fragile bones in Duchenne's muscular dystrophy

Muscular dystrophy diagnosis delayed in boys

Muscular dystrophy diagnosis delayed in boys

Antibiotics could treat cystic fibrosis, other genetic diseases

Antibiotics could treat cystic fibrosis, other genetic diseases

First treatment for muscular dystrophy a step closer

First treatment for muscular dystrophy a step closer

Novel genetic technology for canine form of muscular dystrophy

Novel genetic technology for canine form of muscular dystrophy

New findings raise questions about process used to identify experimental drug

New findings raise questions about process used to identify experimental drug

Proteins called ankyrins required to prevent muscular dystrophy

Proteins called ankyrins required to prevent muscular dystrophy

Laminin-111 shows potential for congenital muscular dystrophy

Laminin-111 shows potential for congenital muscular dystrophy

Adding protein sarcospan to muscle cells might help Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Adding protein sarcospan to muscle cells might help Duchenne muscular dystrophy

New type of gene manipulation therapy offers hope for Duchenne muscular dystrophy sufferers

New type of gene manipulation therapy offers hope for Duchenne muscular dystrophy sufferers

Proof-of-concept that purified muscle stem cells can be used in therapy

Proof-of-concept that purified muscle stem cells can be used in therapy

Sildenafil could become a treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Sildenafil could become a treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Discovery of gene mutation which causes epilepsy and mental retardation - but only in women

Discovery of gene mutation which causes epilepsy and mental retardation - but only in women

Investigational drug Debio-025 tested for preventing muscle fiber death in muscular dystrophy

Investigational drug Debio-025 tested for preventing muscle fiber death in muscular dystrophy

Long-term muscle improvements shown in gene therapy study in mice

Long-term muscle improvements shown in gene therapy study in mice

Potential new gene therapy strategy for muscle-wasting diseases

Potential new gene therapy strategy for muscle-wasting diseases