A Workshop on critical CNS clinical trial outcome measures to be held in conjunction with the MDF Annual Conference, on September 12, 2018.
Following a rigorous application process and review, MDF announces recipients of the 2019 MDF Fellowship Awards.
The Department of Defense’s 2019 Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program will again accept grant applications for research on myotonic dystrophy.
A novel lab-on-chip system can speed processing and high sensitivity analysis of expanded repeat sequences, thereby improving the molecular diagnosis of DM.
A new bi-transgenic mouse with fluorescent reporters incorporated into a mini-gene allows sensitive, in vitro monitoring of DM1-related alternative splicing.
Chuck Hunt’s daughter Carly was an accomplished equestrian ranked 18th in the nation, but her struggles in school were growing. The problems were serious enough that Chuck decided to homeschool his daughter, starting in the seventh grade. Much later, Carly suffered hand cramps that led to a myotonic dystrophy diagnosis at age 18.
Loraine Dressler from Huntington Beach, California is the main caregiver for her grandson Zen, who was diagnosed with congenital myotonic dystrophy at birth. Zen’s severe disabilities haven't stopped her from traveling with Zen, in fact, she has been traveling with him since he was 2 years old. Zen is now 6 years old and Loraine has learned many tips and tricks along the way.
A new review article addresses advances in exploiting the biology of RNA with small molecule drug strategies.
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