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Study Seeks Parents, Guardians of Young Children with Neuromuscular Disease

The National Institute of Nursing Research, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Md., is seeking parents or guardians of children from birth through age 5 with a neuromuscular disease for a study to develop a questionnaire about motor function in young children.

Survey for People with IBM Reports Early Findings

Investigators conducting an online survey launched in January 2013 to gather anonymous information from people with inclusion-body myositis (IBM) are now reporting preliminary results and are asking the original respondents to complete a short supplementary survey.

ALS Nuedexta Study Seeks 60 Participants

The Northeast Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Consortium (NEALS) is actively seeking people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) to participate in a phase 2 clinical trial designed to evaluate whether Nuedexta has any effects on bulbar functions including speech, swallowing and saliva function.

Painting by Louisiana Artist Accepted into MDA Art Collection

DMD/BMD: Summit and University of Oxford to Collaborate on Drug Development

MDA-supported biotechnology company Summit PLC has entered into a collaboration with the University of Oxford (United Kingdom) for continued development of utrophin modulators to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and possibly Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD).

Abnormal Immune Response to LRP4 Protein Can Cause MG

A research team supported in part by MDA has shown that an abnormal reaction of the immune system against a protein called LRP4 can be added to the known causes of myasthenia gravis (MG), a disorder involving fluctuating weakness and fatigue because of impaired nerve-to-muscle communication. MG is an autoimmune disease, meaning it's caused by abnormal activity of the body's immune system against its own tissues.

Prosensa Provides Exon-Skipping Program Update to DMD Community

Antisense Against C9ORF72 ALS and FTD

Results from three recent studies — two supported in part by MDA — shed light on how the chromosome 9 open reading frame 72 (C9ORF72) mutation causes nerve cell death in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD).

BMD, IBM: Outcome Measures Study Seeks Participants

A study to determine the best outcome measures — ways to evaluate the effects of a treatment — for use in clinical studies in Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD) and sporadic (nongenetic) inclusion-body myositis (sIBM) is underway at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, under the supervision of neurologist Jerry Mendell working with physical therapists Linda Lowes and

Prosensa, GSK Conducting DMD Natural History Study

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