Charles Abrams, an associate professor at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., was awarded an MDA research grant totaling $414,787 over a period of three years to study the role of connexin protein mutations in type 1X Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (X-linked CMT, or CMT1X).
A large-scale study, supported in part by MDA, seeks to determine the natural history (general disease course) of four subtypes of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT), with particular emphasis on correlations between genetic mutations and symptoms. The four subtypes are CMT1B, CMT2A, CMT4A and CMT4C.
Researchers supported in part by MDA are seeking people with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) to participate in a study to identify genetic modifiers of the type 1A form of CMT (CMT1A) and determine previously unknown genetic causes of CMT.
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 Directors at its July 2011 meeting.
Maureen enjoys depicting scenes of campers at MDA summer camp. This is her second camp drawing in the Collection. Maureen has taken art classes at Meramec College in St. Louis. Besides drawing, her hobbies include cross-stitch and playing the guitar.
Christopher created this artwork at age 10 at an MDA-sponsored children’s art workshop held May 13, 1995, at the Glassell Junior School of Art — Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. He won an Award of Excellence in 1995 for artwork, and enjoys music and theater arts.