QUEST Vol. 19, No. 3

July 1, 2012 - September 30, 2012

Cover Story

This month marks the 20th anniversary of the MDA Art Collection, and as the Collection has grown over the last two decades, great strides also have been made in MDA-funded neuromuscular disease research

"Art and science coincide,” opined poet and playwright Bertoit Brecht, “insofar as both aim to improve the lives of men and women.” In celebration of the MDA Art Collection’s 20th anniversary in July, here’s a small selection from the Collection’s more than 385 pieces, paired with research. The entire MDA Art Collection can be viewed online, as well as the complete research news archives at MDA News

Features

As your child's needs change, so will his or her school experience
Big changes are afoot for MDA's traditional Labor Day weekend show
There’s an accessible vehicle out there made just for you
New imaging techniques illuminate muscle and nerve, speeding research and aiding clinical trials
Know your candidates' views on crucial issues, and use your power as an advocate and a voter

Departments

In Focus

Research Updates

Quest Extra

Inspired by the one-armed drummer for Def Leppard, a musician with FSHD figured out a way to return to drumming
The right equipment makes it easier
An accomplished adult with SMA reflects on his lifelong struggle to overcome the gravitational pull of low expectations