The Muscular Dystrophy Association today awarded 44 grants totaling $13.5 million to support new research to advance understanding of disease processes and to uncover new strategies for treating muscular dystrophies, ALS and other related neuromuscular diseases affecting more than a million Americans. The vital research funding was made possible by generous public support of the MDA Labor Day Telethon.
"MDA-supported researchers have long led the way in advancing understanding of, and developing therapeutic strategies for, neuromuscular diseases," said noted pediatrician, human biochemical geneticist and MDA Chairman of the Board R. Rodney Howell, M.D. "With this most recent round of grants, the Association is spurring on the vital science that ultimately will put an end to a litany of devastating muscle diseases."
SOURCE Muscular Dystrophy Association