DMD: ReveraGen Drug Will Move to Human Testing

DMD: ReveraGen Drug Will Move to Human Testing

Funding from MDA and three other organizations will allow ReveraGen BioPharma to test its experimental anti-inflammatory drug for Duchenne MD in healthy volunteers

DMD: Eteplirsen Data Still Encouraging at 144 Weeks

DMD: Eteplirsen Data Still Encouraging at 144 Weeks

Sarepta Therapeutics continues to report encouraging data from its extension study of eteplirsen, designed to treat Duchenne MD due to specific genetic mutations

DMD: FDA Gives Fast Track Designation to HT-100

DMD: FDA Gives Fast Track Designation to HT-100

An experimental drug designed to reduce scarring in Duchenne MD-affected muscles shows signs of safety and desired activity; FDA will speed its review

DMD: HT-100 Trial Has Reopened

DMD: HT-100 Trial Has Reopened

A trial of an experimental compound to counteract muscle inflammation and scarring in Duchenne MD resumes, after an interruption to complete a dog safety study

Improving Drug Development: The MDA Community Weighs In

Improving Drug Development: The MDA Community Weighs In

MDA has responded to questions from the US House of Representatives about how to improve and speed up the drug development process

MMD1: Antisense Drug Moves to Human Testing

MMD1: Antisense Drug Moves to Human Testing

Isis Pharmaceuticals is launching a phase 1 trial of ISIS-DMPKRx, an experimental drug for type 1 myotonic muscular dystrophy

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From MDA camp to promising drug trials, summer brings reasons to be hopeful

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Can you hear it? It’s the sound of children’s laughter at nearly 80 MDA summer camps across the country. At MDA camp, thousands of kids with muscle disease discover a world where barriers don’t exist, and they meet many other kids sharing the same needs and experiences. It’s a place where kids can just be kids, as they build lifelong friendships and gain increased self-confidence.