MDA has awarded a research grant totaling $353,679 to James Dowling, assistant professor in the departments of pediatrics and neurology at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor. The funds will help support Dowling's research into potential therapies for myotubular myopathy (MTM).
For his latest line of research, Dowling has partnered with Christopher Pierson, an assistant professor in the department of neuropathology at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.
MDA has awarded a research grant totaling $341,250 over three years to Jocelyn Laporte at the University of Strasbourg, France. The new funds will help support Laporte’s efforts to identify genes responsible for centronuclear/myotubular myopathies (CNM)/(MTM).
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.
MDA leads the search for treatments and therapies for inherited and endocrine myopathies. The Association also provides comprehensive supports and expert clinical care for those living with inherited and endocrine myopathies.
In this section, you’ll find up-to-date information about inherited and endocrine myopathies, as well as many helpful resources. This information has been compiled with input from researchers, physicians and people affected by the disease.
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.