The National Institutes of Health has awarded more than $4.5 million to specialized muscular dystrophy research centers at three U.S. institutions

posted on September 30, 2010 - 3:47pm
The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced Sept. 29, 2010, that it will allocate more than $4.5 million for the first year of a five-year commitment to explore new treatment strategies for various forms of muscular dystrophy. Support will go to three U.S. institutions: Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio; the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia; and the University...

News on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, congenital muscular dystrophy, Friedreich's ataxia and spinal muscular atrophy

posted on August 27, 2010 - 11:20am
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

Ohio teenager Austin 'Puck' Puckett, who has congenital MD, writes and performs hip-hop music with a 'can do' message

posted on June 11, 2010 - 1:49pm
Eighteen-year-old Austin Puckett — Puck — is an up-and-coming hip-hop (rap) artist from Waynesville, Ohio, who uses his experiences with congenital muscular dystrophy as inspiration for his musical career. Puckett has released two albums, “Million Dollar Dreams” and “Still Wishing,” on which he both wrote and performed the lyrics. ReFraze Studios in Dayton handled recording of both. The albums...