Muscular Dystrophies

Prarie Road Homestead

Artist: 

Connie has been actively photographing landscapes and rural scenes for over 10 years and has won several awards for her outstanding photographic work.  This photo was taken along Prairie Road near Mountain Home, Idaho.  Descendants of the family that built this home still live in the area.

Bees On Sunflower

Artist: 

Connie has had many of her photos published by local media and has also won several awards for her outstanding work.  She attended Central Washington University for two years studying liberal arts.  Connie enjoys growing sunflowers, collecting rubber stamps and postcards.

DMD: Phase 2 Exon-Skipping Trial Launched

Updated: View MDA's video about the launch of the eteplirsen trial on YouTube.

Connie Prater

Location

Boise, ID

Connie has had many of her photos published by local media and also has won several awards for her outstanding work. She attended Central Washington University for two years, studying liberal arts. Connie enjoys growing sunflowers, and collecting rubber stamps and postcards.

Full name: 
Connie Prater
Artist: 
Connie Prater
Disease: 
Muscular Dystrophies
Medium: 
Photograph

Gene Ashby

Location

Stockton, CA

Gene transformed his love of nature into intricately detailed wood carvings of wildlife. For many years he had a gallery named Waterfowl by Gene in Stockton and was active in the city’s Arts Council.

Full name: 
Gene Ashby
Artist: 
Gene Ashby
Disease: 
Muscular Dystrophies
Medium: 
Hand Carved Wood

Eteplirsen (AVI-4658) Boosts Dystrophin Production in DMD

Complete and extremely encouraging findings from a phase 1b-2 trial of eteplirsen (AVI-4658), an exon skipping drug in development to treat a portion of the Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) population, show the compound is safe and well-tolerated, and that it can significantly increase production of the needed dystrophin protein in recipients without eliciting an unwanted immune response.

DMD: Daily, Weekly Prednisone Treatment Results About the Same

A one-year, MDA-supported study comparing a weekend-only prednisone treatment schedule with a daily prednisone schedule in boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) has found that the two treatment regimens provide about the same benefits and have approximately the same side-effect profile.

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

Edison drugs target FA, mitochondrial diseases

Researchers Studying DMD-Affected Families

Belen Pappa, a graduate student in genetic counseling, is seeking participants for a survey-based study about psychosocial functioning in families in which a child has Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).

Research Briefs: DMD, BMD Trials Update

U.S. trial of eteplirsen for Duchenne MD delayed

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