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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).
Early diagnosis and treatment of heart disease may lead to longer life in Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy patients

Early diagnosis and treatment of heart disease may lead to longer life in Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy patients

Bone marrow-derived cells fail to meet high expectations says Bonn study

Bone marrow-derived cells fail to meet high expectations says Bonn study

Chemical sealant - poloxamer 188 can repair damage to cardiac muscle cell membrane

Chemical sealant - poloxamer 188 can repair damage to cardiac muscle cell membrane

Complicated plasminogen system yields potential therapeutic target; Implications for aging and degenerative diseases

Complicated plasminogen system yields potential therapeutic target; Implications for aging and degenerative diseases

Exercise training in ordinary people affects the activity of 500 genes

Exercise training in ordinary people affects the activity of 500 genes

Corticosteroids can be beneficial in the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Corticosteroids can be beneficial in the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Novel strategy for stimulating the production of utrophin

Novel strategy for stimulating the production of utrophin

Proof of principle that it is possible to deliver new genes body-wide to all the muscles of an adult animal

Proof of principle that it is possible to deliver new genes body-wide to all the muscles of an adult animal

$1.6 million to develop gene therapy strategies for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a fatal, childhood-onset disease

$1.6 million to develop gene therapy strategies for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a fatal, childhood-onset disease

Naturally occurring genetic change in humans that dramatically increases muscle size and strength

Naturally occurring genetic change in humans that dramatically increases muscle size and strength

Large-scale network to test potential treatments in muscular dystrophy

Large-scale network to test potential treatments in muscular dystrophy

Breakthrough in gene therapy

Breakthrough in gene therapy

MDA researchers find creatine helps in Duchenne dystrophy

MDA researchers find creatine helps in Duchenne dystrophy

The muscle supplement creatine is safe, but not effective, in pediatric neuromuscular disease

The muscle supplement creatine is safe, but not effective, in pediatric neuromuscular disease

Researchers pinpoint pathway to muscle regeneration

Researchers pinpoint pathway to muscle regeneration

£1.6m for research into a possible cure for muscular dystrophy

£1.6m for research into a possible cure for muscular dystrophy