Duchenne MD

Film buff Zach Smith finds a new technology to aid people with neuromuscular disease

posted on April 21, 2015 - 9:11am
When he was 17 years old, Zach Smith, who received a diagnosis of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) at age 6, began researching technologies that could help him use his arms to do things he had trouble with, such as eating or playing Ping-Pong.

MDA and AFM co-sponsored a symposium on neuromuscular gene therapy at the 2012 meeting of the American Society for Gene & Cell Therapy

posted on May 22, 2012 - 2:25pm
Overcoming barriers to gene therapy — the delivery of therapeutic genes — to treat neuromuscular diseases was the topic of a symposium jointly sponsored by MDA and the Association Française Contre les Myopathies (French Association Against Myopathies, or AFM) at the 15th annual meeting of the American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy (ASGCT).