A panel of experts explored issues related to newborn screening for Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Update (Feb. 8, 2013): Longtime MDA grantee Jerry Mendell, who directs the Center for Gene therapy at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, published Report of MDA Muscle Disease Symposium on Newborn Screening for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in Muscle & Nerve, Feb. 8, 2013.
An unwavering commitment to children is a big reason why R. Rodney Howell, M.D., was honored by the American College of Medical Genetics Foundation
It’s about the children, their health and their futures.
That’s long been the philosophy of R. Rodney Howell, M.D., renowned pediatrician and geneticist, and current chairman of the Board of Directors for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Injections of genes for the muscle-growth protein follistatin strengthened leg muscles in monkeys
Four macaque monkeys that received injections of genes for a protein called follistatin into upper leg muscles experienced pronounced and durable increases in muscle size and strength with no adverse effects, say researchers at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, and Ohio State University.
The findings could have implications for people with muscular dystrophies and other...
Featured in this issue: Howell receives award ** flu shots ** Jerry Lewis named top celebrity ** Personal Achievement Awards ** Wings Over Wall Street ** Tradition of Hope Gala ** Nieto publishes book ** Holiday donations to MDA ** New annual report
Featured in this issue: Howard elected chairman of Board ** Billy Gilman, Bradley Walker, Calvin Ray Johnson to sing on Telethon ** Congressional Gold Medal proposed for Jerry Lewis ** Former national ambassador dies ** Wings Over Wall Street slated ** Telethon online auctions launched