Augie's Quest

The vasodilating drug tadalafil (Cialis) will be tested in men with Becker muscular dystrophy to see if it improves blood flow to forearm muscles

posted on March 24, 2010 - 9:15am
Update (Oct. 8, 2012): This story has been updated to reflect that the tadalafil trial in BMD has been slightly revised and is now open. In June 2012, it had temporarily closed to new participants. The investigators say the revised trial design was necessary because they were unable to obtain access to the MRI machine for the time periods that were necessary in the first design.
posted on October 1, 2009 - 10:50am
QUEST Vol. 16, No. 4
Tom Bergeron At the end of the 21½-hour marathon show at the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa in Las Vegas, there were several very tired co-hosts and one very tired star, but all were wreathed in smiles.

‘Surfer bums’ enter brutal cross-country cycling race to raise funds for ALS research

posted on July 24, 2009 - 2:09pm
Many fundraising events for Augie’s Quest (MDA’s aggressive ALS research initiative) tend to be glamorous galas attracting high-profile socialites to genteel settings. There was nothing genteel about the fundraiser that began June 20 as part of Race Across America (RAAM). It’s one of the toughest endurance events in the world. Cyclists – usually 250 or so, solo or in teams – race 3,000 miles from...
posted on November 1, 2008 - 10:01am
QUEST Vol. 15, No. 6
Featured in this article: Honors for Luke ** Augie Nieto receives national recognition ** Pussycat Dolls promote ALS battle ** Virtual duffers enjoy Jerry Lewis Online Open ** Empire State Building lights up for MDA ** 'Love Network' station helps recover wheelchair
posted on November 1, 2008 - 9:59am
QUEST Vol. 15, No. 6
Comic legend and MDA National Chairman Jerry Lewis once again led the MDA Labor Day Telethon to a new record, raising $65,031,393 to beat last year’s total by $1.2 million. The Telethon star expressed humility and gratitude — but not surprise — at the American public’s generosity, especially in the face of economic uncertainty and the threat of Hurricane Gustav on the Gulf...
posted on September 1, 2008 - 12:24pm
QUEST Vol. 15, No. 5
Featured in this article: Mattie's park ** Jeni Stepanek earns doctorate ** MDA Advocacy team on web ** Fitness clubs in ALS fight ** Ace Young's new CD ** Chats, equipment loan closet, and MDA's Art Collection in demand.
posted on July 1, 2008 - 1:15pm
QUEST Vol. 15, No. 4
Featured in this article: Abbey Umali's travels ** VIPs at MDA headquarters ** Support Fill-the-Boot & Aisles of Smiles ** Harley-Davidson engines roar ** Partnership with Parade magazine ** A Night Under the Stars ** DIRECTV

New strategies are positioning MDA's research program for success

posted on January 1, 2008 - 3:06pm
QUEST Vol. 15, No. 1
The fast pace of scientific progress in this first decade of the 21st century, coupled with expanding knowledge about human genetics and disease, has led to significant changes in the way MDA approaches research.