Louis Kunkel

A screen of more than 1,120 chemicals in dystrophin-deficient zebrafish revealed three candidates for further testing as treatments for Duchenne or Becker MD

posted on March 24, 2011 - 7:41am
Three small molecules that normalize muscle structure and function and improve survival in dystrophin-deficient zebrafish have been identified by scientists at Children's Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, and Alaska Fisheries Science Center in Juneau. The three chemicals, which already are approved for other medical uses, were found to increase survival and normalize muscle structure and...
posted on July 1, 2009 - 3:09pm
QUEST Vol. 16, No. 3
Two longtime MDA grantees receive prestigious award On May 3, 2009, molecular biologist Louis Kunkel at Children’s Hospital in Boston and Harvard University, and biophysicist Kevin Campbell at the University of Iowa, received the prestigious March of Dimes Prize in Developmental Biology. The prize includes a $250,000 cash award.

Two longtime MDA research grantees receive prestigious award for their work in muscle biology

posted on May 7, 2009 - 10:45am
On May 3, 2009, molecular biologist Louis Kunkel at Children's Hospital in Boston and Harvard University, and biophysicist Kevin Campbell at the University of Iowa, received the prestigious March of Dimes Prize in Developmental Biology. The prize includes a $250,000 cash award.
posted on January 1, 2009 - 6:54pm
QUEST Vol. 16, No. 1
Updated MD-CARE Act is now law The Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Community Assistance, Research and Education (MD-CARE) Amendments of 2008 received final Congressional approval on Sept. 27 and were signed into law by President Bush Oct. 8.
posted on May 1, 2008 - 9:39am
QUEST Vol. 15, No. 3
MDA has an Ace in celebrity supporter Singer, Grammy-nominated songwriter and actor Ace Young has a notable repertoire of philanthropy for his 27 years. Now he’s added MDA to the list of charitable endeavors he wants to help.
posted on May 1, 2008 - 9:36am
QUEST Vol. 15, No. 3
This fall marks the 22nd anniversary of the finding that a lack of the muscle protein dystrophin, stemming from flaws in the dystrophin gene, is the root cause of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. (See “MDA Matters.”) On March 8, at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, researchers, physicians, families and MDA staff members gathered to commemorate this momentous development.
posted on March 1, 2008 - 3:45pm
QUEST Vol. 15, No. 2
Featured in this article: MDA opens ALS center ** Heartsongs award ** MDA New Orleans office reopens ** Kunkel named to chair MDA advisory committee ** Ben Cumbo featured in book