Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy (MMD)

International MMD Consortium Includes Professionals, Families

The 8th International Myotonic Dystrophy Consortium Meeting (IDMC-8), was an exciting mix of the latest scientific developments and clinical research in types 1 and 2 myotonic dystrophy (MMD1 and MMD1, also known as DM1 and DM2).

MMD Research Update Streamed for Families Dec. 3

As part of the upcoming International Myotonic Dystrophy Consortium (IDMC-8) in Clearwater, Fla., a session will be held Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, to provide a research update for individuals and families affected by myotonic muscular dystrophy (MMD).

Congenital MMD1

Signs and Symptoms

When MMD symptoms manifest at birth, life-threatening complications ensue. However, once this critical period is past, improvement is likely during early childhood. Later, as a child approaches adolescence, it's likely that the symptoms of adult-onset MMD1 will appear.

Adult-Onset MMD1 and MMD2

Signs and Symptoms

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MDA Awards $13.7 Million in Research Grants

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.

Lee Baker

Location

Roanoke, VA

A lifelong artist, Lee has exhibited artwork and won awards both locally and in Germany. She has a bachelor’s degree in education and teaches art at a local studio. Lee is a member of the Virginia Watercolor Society and the League of Roanoke Artists.

Full name: 
Lee Baker
Artist: 
Lee Baker
Medium: 
Watercolor

Carol Bruins

Location

Cranston, RI

Carol created this artwork at an MDA sponsored art workshop held August 13, 1992, in Providence. Her hobbies include reading, swimming and bike riding.

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Carol Bruins
Artist: 
Carol Bruins
Medium: 
Watercolor

Lacy Gustafson

Location

Stanton, ND

Lacy began painting in elementary school and still enjoys creating artwork. Her works have received awards in the Stanton Art Show. Lacy is studying art, photography and illustration at Bismarck State College. Her other interests include fishing, camping and reading.

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Lacy Gustafson
Artist: 
Lacy Gustafson
Medium: 
Acrylic

Sarah Brodshaug

Location

Fargo, ND

Sarah created this artwork at age 13. She enjoys MDA summer camp and taking voice lessons. Sarah served as the 2002 MDA State Goodwill Ambassador for North Dakota.

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Sarah Brodshaug
Artist: 
Sarah Brodshaug
Medium: 
Mixed Media

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