research grants

posted on October 3, 2013 - 9:15am
In its Summer 2013 round of grants, MDA awarded 31 new grants totaling $8.5 million. 

Research progress in one disease can lead to progress in other diseases — and MDA’s latest round of grants seek to leverage this potential

posted on August 21, 2013 - 1:35pm
In its summer 2013 round of research grant awards, the Muscular Dystrophy Association aims to catalyze research progress in a dozen neuromuscular diseases, with an eye toward applying that knowledge to related muscle diseases, as well. “A large number of our grants are investigating new therapeutic technologies,” notes Jane Larkindale, MDA's vice president of research. “These are 'platform'...

More than 40 new grants support new drug development, greater understanding of disease processes and more efficient diagnosis of neuromuscular diseases

posted on February 4, 2013 - 9:37am
The Muscular Dystrophy Association has awarded 44 new grants totaling $13.6 million to advance the understanding and treatment of neuromuscular diseases. The new grants, most of which took effect Feb. 1, encompass a range of diseases covered by MDA’s research program, and they support innovative approaches to basic research and new drug development. In addition to addressing 16 specific...

MDA has awarded 33 grants to fund research projects aimed at improving understanding of and finding therapies for many of the more than 40 diseases in its program

posted on August 20, 2012 - 5:55pm
The Muscular Dystrophy Association has awarded 33 new grants totaling $10,684,481 to fund research projects focused on uncovering the causes of, and developing therapies for, neuromuscular disease. MDA's Board of Directors reviewed and approved the new grants based on recommendations from the Association's Scientific and Medical Advisory Committees, and the grants took effect Aug. 1.
posted on October 1, 2011 - 10:09am
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MDA awarded 40 new grants aimed at uncovering the underlying molecular causes of, and developing therapies for, many of the diseases in its program

posted on August 22, 2011 - 2:58pm
The Muscular Dystrophy Association has awarded 40 research grants totaling $13.7 million to advance the understanding of disease processes and uncover new strategies for treatments and cures of muscular dystrophy and the more than 40 other diseases in the Association's program. The new grants were recommended by MDA's Scientific and Medical Advisory Committees and approved by MDA's Board of...