The Discretionary Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children (DACHDNC) today voted to add Pompe disease (acid maltase deficiency) to a list of diseases that it recommends states screen for in newborns.
A large-scale, multinational, phase 3 trial of the experimental drug ataluren has opened its first trial site, in Cincinnati, Ohio.
A phase 2 clinical trial to test multiple doses of the experimental drug ISIS-SMNRx in infants with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) has opened at four trial sites in the United States and Canada. Enrollment is expected to begin soon.
The Myotubular Myopathy Event Study, a telephone-based survey, will gather information about MTM-associated events, such as emergency room visits, hospitalizations, medication reactions, and complications from medical procedures, as well as improved or declined motor and respiratory function.
Turning neuromuscular disease research into treatments as quickly and effectively as possible was the overarching theme of dozens of formal presentations, nearly 200 scientific posters, and countless informal conversations at the MDA Scientific Conference, April 21-24.
A palpable sense of excitement pervaded the sold-out event thanks to the unprecedented number of experimental treatments in...
Update (May 2, 2013): The names of the collaborators on this study were updated.