Longtime MDA grantee Michio Hirano, M.D., talks about the science of treating genetic disorders of energy production

posted on October 1, 2012 - 9:25am
On a Thursday afternoon in July 2012, Michio Hirano, a professor of neurology, was in his office at Columbia University Medical Center, high above Manhattan’s upper west side.

Research items about Friedreich's ataxia, myasthenia gravis, mitochondrial myopathies, type 1 myotonic dystrophy, gene therapy and gene modification

posted on July 7, 2011 - 10:28am
Edison drugs target FA, mitochondrial diseases

Ten leaders in the field of ALS research put their heads together on Oct. 24, 2009

posted on October 30, 2009 - 5:18pm
  An all-day "think tank" to consider priorities for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research based on the latest information was conducted with ten of the leading scientists and clinicians in the field and senior MDA staff in Tucson, Ariz., on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009. Each specialist introduced his or her area of expertise and led an approximately 20-minute discussion, gathering input...
posted on November 1, 2008 - 11:09am
QUEST Vol. 15, No. 6
Story includes research items about: limb-girdle and Duchenne muscular dystrophies, myasthenia gravis, mitochondrial myopathy, Friedreich's ataxia, spinal muscular atrophy
posted on July 1, 2008 - 1:37pm
QUEST Vol. 15, No. 4
This article includes items on: Duchenne muscular dystrophy, myotubular myopathy, acid maltase deficiency, spinal muscular atrophy, genetic information, limb-girdle muscular dystrophy, congenital muscular dystrophy, translational research
posted on May 1, 2007 - 4:04pm
QUEST Vol. 14, No. 3
New muscle-generating stem cells isolated from human tissue Researchers at several U.S. and Italian institutions say they’ve isolated from human skeletal muscle a new type of stem cell that they believe could be “ideal” for the treatment of muscular dystrophy. MDA-supported Giulio Cossu at the San Raffaele Scientific Institute in Milan, Italy, and Paolo Bianco of the San Raffaele Biomedical...