An MDA-supported research team has identified a series of compounds that appear to work both alone and in combination to protect the muscle-controlling nerve cells (motor neurons) that are lost in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
Cure CMD, in collaboration with the Congenital Muscle Disease International Registry (CMDIR), Valerion Therapeutics (formerly 4s3 Bioscience), the University of Chicago, University of Michigan and Boston Children's Hospital, is sponsoring
The Muscular Dystrophy Association’s annual conference being held in Washington, D.C., on April 21-24, 2013, is centered on the theme Therapy Development for Neuromuscular Diseases: Translating Hope into Promise.
The presence of cognitive impairment within the first year after a diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) may be associated with more rapid decline in muscle function, a team of researchers in Ireland has reported.
A newly developed research mouse that has the same combination of genetic alterations that causes human facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) is expected to change the way research in this disease is conducted, possibly speeding the development of therapies.