Research

posted on July 17, 2014 - 8:00am
ReveraGen BioPharma, based in Silver Spring, Md., is moving ahead with a phase 1 trial of an experimental compound in development to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), made possible by a $2 million grant from U.S.-based MDA and three United Kingdom-based DMD organizations.
posted on July 10, 2014 - 1:59pm
Walking ability and respiratory function in boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) show continued benefit from eteplirsen at 144 weeks (almost three years), the drug's developer announced today. In addition, the intravenously infused drug was well tolerated, with no serious treatment-related adverse events seen.
posted on July 7, 2014 - 9:23am
Matthew Martin and Amanda Hall have more than a few things in common. They’re roughly the same age — Martin is 28; Hall is 30. They both call the state of Texas home — Martin in Rowlett; Hall in Glenrose. Then there’s the fact that each lives with a neuromuscular disease — Martin was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) at the age of 8; Hall with congenital myopathy in her early 20s.
posted on July 7, 2014 - 9:21am
Whether you are newly diagnosed or have been living with a neuromuscular disease for years, there is arguably one guiding principle that is most important when it comes to making decisions about your care and quality of life: You are in charge. And with good reason. 
posted on July 7, 2014 - 9:19am
To people faced with life-threatening diseases, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) can seem like an indifferent obstacle, keeping them from treatments that would otherwise be available. But the reality is much more layered and complex.
posted on July 7, 2014 - 9:17am
Each form of muscular dystrophy is devastating in its own way. For some patients, symptoms may manifest at birth or at a young age. My situation was different.
posted on July 7, 2014 - 9:15am
ADA-compliant pool chair lifts provide individuals with disabilities a safe way to enter and exit public pools. Many vacationers are seeing something different at hotels this summer: pool and spa lifts.
posted on July 7, 2014 - 9:12am
Danielle Sheypuk, Ph.D., doesn’t just talk about the idea that people with disabilities can have robust and fulfilling romantic lives — she lives it, too.