MDA research

The conference provided opportunities for information-sharing and collaboration among scientific professionals from many disciplines

posted on July 1, 2013 - 9:19am
Turning neuromuscular disease research into treatments as quickly as possible was the overarching theme of dozens of formal presentations, nearly 200 scientific posters and countless informal conversations at the MDA Scientific Conference, April 21-24, 2013. A palpable sense of excitement pervaded the sold-out event thanks to the unprecedented number of experimental treatments in clinical trials...

The rapid pace of research, unprecedented number of treatments in clinical trials and opportunities to share ideas across diseases made for an exciting 2013 MDA Scientific Conference

posted on April 25, 2013 - 4:51pm
Turning neuromuscular disease research into treatments as quickly and effectively as possible was the overarching theme of dozens of formal presentations, nearly 200 scientific posters, and countless informal conversations at the MDA Scientific Conference, April 21-24. A palpable sense of excitement pervaded the sold-out event thanks to the unprecedented number of experimental treatments in...

This month marks the 20th anniversary of the MDA Art Collection, and as the Collection has grown over the last two decades, great strides also have been made in MDA-funded neuromuscular disease research

posted on July 1, 2012 - 3:00pm
QUEST Vol. 19, No. 3
"Art and science coincide,” opined poet and playwright Bertoit Brecht, “insofar as both aim to improve the lives of men and women.” In celebration of the MDA Art Collection’s 20th anniversary in July, here’s a small selection from the Collection’s more than 385 pieces, paired with research. The entire MDA Art Collection can be viewed online, as well as the complete research news archives at...

New MDA grants recently were approved for several forms of muscular dystrophy, ALS, Friedreich’s ataxia, myasthenia gravis and other diseases in MDA's program.

posted on January 6, 2010 - 4:59pm
In December 2009, MDA awarded $21 million in new research grants for neuromuscular disease research. MDA's Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) and Medical Advisory Committee (MAC) meet each fall and spring to review applications for research grants. Applications are scored on the basis of the capabilities of the applicant, the scientific merit of the project, and the proposal's relevance to...