Melissa Spencer

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Update (Sept. 7, 2012): Videos of all presentations from the BMD Conference have been archived on MDA's BMD Conference video page.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.

Blocking a protein associated with inflammation and scarring helped mice with a DMD-like disease

posted on May 22, 2009 - 4:23pm
A protein called osteopontin has been implicated as a cause of some of the detrimental inflammation and scarring ("fibrosis") of muscle tissue that takes place in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Eliminating osteopontin was beneficial to mice with a DMD-like disease, and the researchers concluded that reducing osteopontin should be investigated as a possible therapy for DMD.