Elizabeth McNally

A 29-year-old man with Duchenne MD has received a device to assist his heart's pumping ability

posted on October 16, 2012 - 4:17pm
A left ventricular assist device (LVAD), which helps the heart pump blood throughout the body, was implanted in the chest of a young man with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in September. The patient is 29-year-old Jason Williams, of Peebles, Ohio.

Videos of the entire MDA-sponsored conference on Becker muscular dystrophy, held Aug. 11, 2012, in Chicago, are available on the MDA website

posted on September 7, 2012 - 4:05pm
Videos of the entire MDA-sponsored Becker Muscular Dystrophy Conference, held in Chicago on Aug. 11, 2012, are now archived on the Conference video page. Each presentation covers a different aspect of Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD). Below is a short summary of each video, along with the running time in minutes and seconds.

The fourth annual BMD conference will be held in Chicago and live-streamed online; registration deadline is Aug. 1

posted on June 25, 2012 - 6:00am
Update (Sept. 7, 2012): Videos of all presentations from the BMD Conference have been archived on MDA's BMD Conference video page. For a brief synopsis of each video, see BMD Conference Videos Cover Health Care, Research and Daily Living.

A change in the LTBP4 protein gene reduces muscle-damaging signals in mice with a disease resembling LGMD2C

posted on November 19, 2009 - 3:01pm
New research has shown that a change in a gene not previously connected to type 2C limb-girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD2C) modifies the severity of the disease in mice and is likely to do the same in people with this and perhaps with related types of muscular dystrophy.

A change in the LTBP4 protein gene reduces muscle-damaging signals in mice with a disease resembling LGMD2C

posted on November 17, 2009 - 5:00pm
New research has shown that a change in a gene not previously connected to type 2C limb-girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD2C) modifies the severity of the disease in mice and is likely to do the same in people with this and perhaps with related types of muscular dystrophy.

A change in the LTBP4 protein gene reduces muscle-damaging signals in mice with a disease resembling LGMD2C

posted on November 9, 2009 - 9:46am
New research has shown that a change in a gene not previously connected to type 2C limb-girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD2C) modifies the severity of the disease in mice and is likely to do the same in people with this and perhaps with related types of muscular dystrophy.

Physicians, scientists, advocates to discuss BMD in Boston

posted on July 20, 2009 - 9:00pm
An MDA-supported conference for families and professionals interested in scientific, medical and social issues related to Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD) will take place Aug. 1, 2009, at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. The one-day conference is free, but seating is limited and attendees must register by July 24. The program features: