Muscular Dystrophy News and Research

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The muscular dystrophies (MD) are a group of more than 30 genetic diseases characterized by progressive weakness and degeneration of the skeletal muscles that control movement. Some forms of MD are seen in infancy or childhood, while others may not appear until middle age or later. The disorders differ in terms of the distribution and extent of muscle weakness (some forms of MD also affect cardiac muscle), age of onset, rate of progression, and pattern of inheritance.
MDI Biological Laboratory receives $1.2 million SEPA grant to promote data literacy

MDI Biological Laboratory receives $1.2 million SEPA grant to promote data literacy

Study highlights role of non-mutational mechanism in myotonic dystrophy, other types of arrhythmias

Study highlights role of non-mutational mechanism in myotonic dystrophy, other types of arrhythmias

Urine exRNA may be source of biomarkers for muscular dystrophy

Urine exRNA may be source of biomarkers for muscular dystrophy

Stanford researchers show how to prevent immune response to gene therapy in mouse model

Stanford researchers show how to prevent immune response to gene therapy in mouse model

Muscle dystrophy treatment in dogs with Crispr gene editing

Muscle dystrophy treatment in dogs with Crispr gene editing

Pfizer terminates clinical studies evaluating domagrozumab for treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Pfizer terminates clinical studies evaluating domagrozumab for treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy

New pharmacologic approach discovered to stop immune cell death

New pharmacologic approach discovered to stop immune cell death

MDA announces 34 new grants totaling $9.9 million to accelerate neuromuscular research

MDA announces 34 new grants totaling $9.9 million to accelerate neuromuscular research

Scientists discover new genetic material that may regulate regeneration

Scientists discover new genetic material that may regulate regeneration

New CRISPR technology may help eliminate mutated gene sequence

New CRISPR technology may help eliminate mutated gene sequence

Life Biosciences contributes $100,000 to fund its biomedical innovation course on aging

Life Biosciences contributes $100,000 to fund its biomedical innovation course on aging

New project to combat DMD-related fibrosis receives major funding boost

New project to combat DMD-related fibrosis receives major funding boost

Researchers develop molecular matrix that delivers healing stem cells to injured elderly muscles

Researchers develop molecular matrix that delivers healing stem cells to injured elderly muscles

MDI Biological Laboratory introduces Morris Scientific Discovery Fund for eligible research programs

MDI Biological Laboratory introduces Morris Scientific Discovery Fund for eligible research programs

Blue-light scope improves detection of bladder cancer

Blue-light scope improves detection of bladder cancer

Protein known to drive nerve cell survival may protect children from Duchenne cardiomyopathy

Protein known to drive nerve cell survival may protect children from Duchenne cardiomyopathy

Researchers use guide RNAs to improve base editing system

Researchers use guide RNAs to improve base editing system

Top AI companies join hands to discover novel drugs for DMD

Top AI companies join hands to discover novel drugs for DMD

Children with disabilities endure long waits for life-changing medical equipment

Children with disabilities endure long waits for life-changing medical equipment

Alternative splicing plays vital role in adult muscle mass maintenance

Alternative splicing plays vital role in adult muscle mass maintenance