Research and clinical trial updates

posted on October 8, 2015 - 9:23am
Towards Treatments and Cures New grants pave the way to progress

An MDA Venture Philanthropy grant of $500,000 to Halo Therapeutics will support the development of HT-100, an experimental drug for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

posted on November 14, 2013 - 7:00am
Update (June 12, 2014):  In a June 12, 2014, announcement, Halo Therapeutics said that it has resumed testing of HT-100, an experimental oral drug intended to reduce scar formation and inflammation and promote healthy muscle regeneration in DMD. The company will now continue to enroll and dose DMD ptients in its ongoing clinical trial and extension study.

Research progress in one disease can lead to progress in other diseases — and MDA’s latest round of grants seek to leverage this potential

posted on August 21, 2013 - 1:35pm
In its summer 2013 round of research grant awards, the Muscular Dystrophy Association aims to catalyze research progress in a dozen neuromuscular diseases, with an eye toward applying that knowledge to related muscle diseases, as well. “A large number of our grants are investigating new therapeutic technologies,” notes Jane Larkindale, MDA's vice president of research. “These are 'platform'...

CMMS Deshae Lott Ministries is accepting applications for quality-of-life grants and academic scholarships from people with disabilities; the next deadline is Nov. 1, 2012

posted on October 5, 2012 - 4:55pm
A small nonprofit organization is offering limited grants for in-home care to people with physical disabilities. The next quality-of-life grant application deadline is November 1, 2012.

MDA has awarded 38 grants totaling more than $12 million to support research into general muscle health and more than 15 neuromuscular diseases in its program

posted on February 1, 2012 - 10:00am
The Muscular Dystrophy Association has awarded 38 new grants totaling more than $12 million to fund research projects focused on its continuing mission to uncover the causes of, and develop therapies for, the more than 40 neuromuscular diseases in its program. MDA's Board of Directors reviewed and approved the new grants based on recommendations from the Association's Scientific and Medical...

MDA awarded 40 new grants aimed at uncovering the underlying molecular causes of, and developing therapies for, many of the diseases in its program

posted on August 22, 2011 - 2:58pm
The Muscular Dystrophy Association has awarded 40 research grants totaling $13.7 million to advance the understanding of disease processes and uncover new strategies for treatments and cures of muscular dystrophy and the more than 40 other diseases in the Association's program. The new grants were recommended by MDA's Scientific and Medical Advisory Committees and approved by MDA's Board of...

A nonprofit led by a teacher and minister with limb-girdle MD again is offering postgraduate scholarships and small quality-of-life grants

posted on April 8, 2011 - 4:57pm
(Update 9/14/11: The 2011 scholarship winners have been selected. To view a list of winners visit Applications for quality of life grants continue to be accepted and are awarded on an ongoing basis.)

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.