MTM: Down With Dynamin 2

MTM: Down With Dynamin 2

Reducing dynamin 2 protein levels benefited mice with a disorder mimicking human myobutular myopathy; the strategy could have implications for MTM and additional diseases

Siblings of Children with Neuromuscular Diseases Need Attention, Too

Siblings of Children with Neuromuscular Diseases Need Attention, Too

The final story in the series covering the 2014 MDA Clinical Conference addresses helping the brothers and sisters of children with disabilities

Pain in Neuromuscular Diseases: Who Knew?

Pain in Neuromuscular Diseases: Who Knew?

This second of a series of three stories covering the 2014 MDA Clinical Conference discusses pain in neuromuscular disorders

New Forms of Genetic Testing Improve Diagnosis, Raise Questions

New Forms of Genetic Testing Improve Diagnosis, Raise Questions

This first of a series of three stories covering the 2014 MDA Clinical Conference discusses implications of new types of genetic testing

DMD: Phase 2 Drisapersen Results Encouraging

DMD: Phase 2 Drisapersen Results Encouraging

A phase 2 trial of Duchenne MD drug drisapersen found the high-dose group walked farther than the placebo group at 24 and 48 weeks

MTM Natural History Study Seeks Participants

MTM Natural History Study Seeks Participants

A study to determine the usual disease course of myotubular myopathy has sites in North America and France

FEATURED IN QUEST MAGAZINE

The transformative power of eye-gaze technology for users with disabilities

posted on April 1, 2014 - 9:11am
Tobii EyeMobile Research supports the theory that, at least in some cases, blindness can heighten other senses, like hearing. So it seems somehow fitting that modern technology can enable an otherwise voiceless person to speak by leveraging — of all things — his or her own vision. 

Meet Reagan Imhoff, MDA's 2014 National Goodwill Ambassador

posted on April 1, 2014 - 9:09am
Most people in the MDA community will recognize 8-year-old Reagan Imhoff right away from her unforgettable butterfly-themed dance performance at the 2012 MDA Show of Strength Telethon.

News and updates from the MDA community

posted on April 1, 2014 - 9:07am
Continuing Care and Impacting Lives: Milestone legislation requires reauthorization, MDA urges community outreach

Feedback from Quest readers and the MDA community

posted on April 1, 2014 - 9:05am
You could be in Quest! We want to hear from you — share your ideas, experiences and comments with other Quest readers. To share your comments and feedback, write to: Mailbag, 3300 E. Sunrise Drive, Tucson, AZ 85718-3299. Or email letters to publications@mdausa.org with "mailbag" or "letter to the editor" in the subject line. Letters must be signed and contain a daytime phone number, city and...
posted on April 1, 2014 - 9:03am
The research news featured in this section is a compilation of Quest News Online and MDA/ALS Newsmagazine Online articles posted between issues of the print magazine (Nov. 14, 2013-Feb. 10, 2014). Download the Spring 2014 PDF to see Progress Now/Research Updates as it appears in the April-May-June 2014 print issue.

Fighting the good fight: Celebrating IAFF and all who help us battle muscle disease

posted on April 1, 2014 - 9:01am
As I meet and work with more and more people in the MDA community — families, staff, volunteers, donors and national partners — I’m amazed at the tenacity that drives our lifesaving mission. We are an army mobilized in the fight against muscle disease.