Other Myopathies

MDA Scientists Win Federal Stimulus Grants for Neuromuscular Disease Research

At least 15 Muscular Dystrophy Association research grantees, past and present, have won funding from the National Institutes of Health through the American Recovery and Revitalization Act (ARRA) to accelerate the search for treatments and cures for neuromuscular diseases.

Man With NM on 'Millionaire'

Sargon de Jesus has always been a trivia buff and a fan of game shows that test trivia smarts. So when he earned an appearance on the popular TV game show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, de Jesus was "totally psyched" and ready to take his shot at some big money.

Busy man

As someone who has cultivated a vast array of interests and talents, de Jesus possesses a broad and varied base of experience upon which to draw.

CNM, MTM Research: Families Gather

Families affected by muscle diseases known as centronuclear myopathies, including myotubular myopathy, may be interested in attending a conference in Houston July 24-26, either in person or online.

NM Research: Successful Substitute?

A protein present in skeletal muscles during fetal development and in the heart after birth can apparently compensate for a similar protein that's missing in a small percentage of patients with the muscle disease known as nemaline myopathy.

MDA research grantee Nigel Laing at the University of Western Australia in Perth was part of a multinational team of scientists, who published their findings May 25, 2009, in the Journal of Cell Biology.

Cardiac Actin Can Substitute for Skeletal-Muscle Actin

A protein present in skeletal muscles during fetal development and in the heart after birth can apparently compensate for a similar protein that's missing in a small percentage of patients with the muscle disease known as nemaline myopathy.

MDA research grantee Nigel Laing at the University of Western Australia in Perth was part of a multinational team of scientists, who published their findings May 25, 2009, in the Journal of Cell Biology.

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