The pace of research can seem unreasonably slow; here are a few reasons why

posted on January 1, 2012 - 3:11pm
John Porter from the National Institutes of Health likes to start talks by noting, “It’s a great time to be a mouse with a neuromuscular disease.” Exciting research results are regularly reported, where a treatment appears to cure one neuromuscular disease or another in a mouse — yet there are few treatments available today for people with any of these diseases, and only a few treatments in human...

New guidelines for physicians seek to improve and standardize diagnosis, treatment and medical management of individuals with congenital muscular dystrophy

posted on January 5, 2011 - 3:17pm
Editor's note: This article was updated on Jan. 6, 2011, to include a direct, free link to the Journal of Child Neurology article about the CMD guidelines. A panel of 82 international experts — including several MDA grantees and clinic directors — has produced the first-ever care guidelines for the congenital muscular dystrophies (CMD), a group of genetic neuromuscular disorders that have their...

A basic chart

posted on July 1, 2009 - 3:04pm
QUEST Vol. 16, No. 3
The Periodic Paralyses Disorder Hyperkalemic Periodic Paralysis Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis Andersen-Tawil Syndrome

A report on disease management and research as of July 2009

posted on July 1, 2009 - 2:54pm
QUEST Vol. 16, No. 3
This “In Focus” report is part of a series of MDA comprehensive reports about the latest in neuromuscular disease research and management. This report focuses on the periodic paralyses, a group of disorders that result from malfunctions in so-called ion channels, microscopic tunnels that make possible high-speed movement of electrically charged particles across barriers inside cells and between...
posted on April 1, 2009 - 4:09pm
QUEST Vol. 16, No. 2
Nearly 600 conferees gathered at the South Point Hotel in Las Vegas Jan.