Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)

DMD - Kay Davies, M.A., Ph.D.

MDA awarded a research grant totaling $260,000 over a period of two years to Professor Dame Kay Davies, Dr. Lee’s Professor of Anatomy in the department of physiology, anatomy and genetics at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. The funds will help support Davies’ development of an effective therapy applicable to all people with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).

Cell Therapy - Ilona Skerjanc, Ph.D.

MDA awarded a research grant totaling $280,487 over a period of two years to Ilona Skerjanc, a professor in the department of biochemistry, microbiology & immunology at the University of Ottawa in Ontario, Canada.

DMD/BMD - James Ervasti, Ph.D.

James Ervasti, professor of biochemistry, molecular biology & biophysics at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, was awarded an MDA research grant totaling $390,000 over a period of three years to help support his research into improving two therapies currently in development for people with Duchenne (DMD) and Becker (BMD) muscular dystrophies.

DMD - Vladimir Ljubicic, Ph.D.

Vladimir Ljubicic, a postdoctoral fellow in the department of cellular and molecular medicine at the University of Ottawa in Ontario, Canada, was awarded an MDA development grant (DG) totaling $180,000 over a period of three years for his investigation into potential therapies for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).

DMD - Andrew Ho, Ph.D.

MDA has awarded a development grant totaling $180,000 over a period of three years to Andrew Ho, a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Stanford School of Medicine in Stanford, Calif. The funds will help support Ho's study of human muscle stem cell regulation and the potential for stem-cell-based therapies in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).

MDA Funds Development of Utrophin 'Magnet' for DMD/BMD

 

Nationwide Children's Podcast Probes Exon Skipping in DMD

A January 2012 podcast from Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, explores the potential of a strategy called exon skipping as a treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).

2011 Lexus GX-460 Premium

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Dhruv began drawing pictures as a very young boy.  He especially enjoys drawing cars and Star Wars characters and playing robotics and video games.  His favorite school subjects are math and science.  This drawing was reversed from black on white to white on black.

MDA Funds Clinical Studies of Reformulated Drug for DMD

MDA has awarded $750,000 to Summit Corporation PLC for development and testing of SMT C1100, the company's experimental drug for treatment ofDuchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Summit is an Oxford, United Kingdom, drug discovery company.

The award was made through MDA's Venture Philanthropy (MVP) arm, a part of MDA's translational research program.

Podcast Explores Blocking NF-kappa B in DMD

A December 2011 podcast from Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, explores how an inhibitor of a protein called NF-kappa B has been beneficial in a mouse model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and is now being developed as a potential DMD treatment.

The podcast is part of a Nationwide Children's series called "This Month in Muscular Dystrophy."

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