Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy (LGMD)

Tina Prince

Location

Jasper, FL

Tina is a self-taught artist who began drawing and painting in childhood. She also writes songs and poetry, and has had poems published in the Poetry Guild magazine.

Full name: 
Tina Prince
Artist: 
Tina Prince
Disease: 
Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy (LGMD)
Medium: 
Oil

Mallory Parton

Location

Talladega, AL

Mallory has been drawing since she was a toddler. She participates in school art competitions. Mallory’s hobbies include knitting, music and playing video games. This is her second donation to the MDA Art Collection.

Full name: 
Mallory Parton
Artist: 
Mallory Parton
Disease: 
Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy (LGMD)
Medium: 
Marker

Research Briefs: FA, MG, MM, MMD1, gene therapy

Edison drugs target FA, mitochondrial diseases

Research Briefs: Stem Cells

Stem cells are a hot topic these days in medicine, science and law, although the term has multiple meanings and it's easy to get confused.

In short, stem cells are cells at an early stage of development from which specialized cells, such as muscle or nerve cells, can develop (in other words, from which these specialized cells "stem").

Different kinds of stem cells are referred to as:

Researchers Exploring Disability Perceptions

Researchers at the Psychology of Disability Lab at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor are exploring the social identity of people with disabilities through a short, anonymous, Web-based questionnaire.

The lab's Disability Identity Project is being headed by principal investigator Adena Rottenstein, a doctoral candidate in psychology.

The study closes the week of Aug. 22, 2011.

Research Briefs: BMD, DMD, EDMD, FA, LGMD, OPMD, Pompe disease, SMA

Idebenone may help maintain respiratory function in DMD

Santhera Pharmaceuticals announced May 9, 2011, that its drug Catena (generic name idebenone) appears to slow the decline in respiratory function associated with aging in people with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Idebenone may improve energy production in muscle and nerve cells.

AAN Research Briefs on DM, DMD, LGMD, MG, MMD, SMA

Below are brief reports and links to more information about neuromuscular disease research presented at the 63rd annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), held in Honolulu April 9-16, 2011.

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