HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
New Muscular Dystrophy Cooperative Research Centers announced

The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), a part of the National Institutes of Health, have funded three new Senator Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Cooperative Research Centers focusing on this group of genetic muscle-wasting diseases. The late Senator Wellstone was a major champion of muscular dystrophy issues in the Congress.

The center at the University of Pennsylvania, co-directed by the university's H. Lee Sweeney, Ph.D., and Kathryn R. Wagner, M.D., Ph.D., of The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, will explore new strategies for treating a variety of muscular dystrophies (MD). Two laboratory projects are focused on ways to increase muscle growth, and another on examining compounds that may be able to inhibit enzymes involved in breaking down muscle tissue. Clinical trials will determine the safety and feasibility of a potential drug treatment for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). The core facility--a muscle physiology lab--will analyze MD mouse models. Other sites involved with this center are the University of Florida, Gainesville, and the NINDS Intramural Research Program.

Center scientists at Washington, D.C.'s Children's National Medical Center, under the direction of Eric P. Hoffman, Ph.D., and Diana M. Escolar, M.D., will study biochemical pathways that contribute to DMD. A clinical project aims to identify genetic modifiers of the disease, and two laboratory studies focus on muscle cell damage and muscle growth and remodeling in mice. The center also has a bioinformatics and computing core, as well as a clinical core to help support the Cooperative International Neuromuscular Research Group, an existing consortium of MD clinical investigators. Collaborating with the center is the University of Padova in Italy.

The center at the Univers
'"/>

Contact: Ray Fleming
flemingr@mail.nih.gov
301-496-8190
NIH/National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
4-Nov-2005


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Columbia receives up to $15 million from Spinal Muscular Atrophy Foundation
2. Researchers suggest TB screening for all international adoptees
3. Researchers find vitamin B1 deficiency key to vascular problems for diabetic patients
4. Researchers link metal ions to neurodegenerative disease
5. RAND presents first Victor Fuchs Research Award to economists at Carnegie Mellon University
6. Wesley Research Institute study targets pharmacists to help diabetes sufferers
7. Researchers develop criteria to detect bone mass deficiencies in children with chronic diseases
8. Research probes seniors plans for end-of-life care
9. DFG approves 11 new Collaborative Research Centers
10. Research shows survival benefit for leukemia patients treated with arsenic trioxide
11. Researchers call for investigation into links between khat use and psychiatric disorders

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/11/2016)... ... February 11, 2016 , ... Duterte Insurance Group, ... program, introduces a new charity campaign to raise funds for Ronald McDonald House ... at https://donate.rmhc.org/ . , Ronald McDonald House (RMH) is an internationally renowned ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... ... ... Be Well Medical Group (Be Well) is pleased to announce the ... Columbus St, Suite 201, Alexandria, VA. Be Well Medical Group is a concierge practice ... their homes, offices or at the practices’ local office. It is also one of ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... ... February 11, 2016 , ... Food Labeling for American ... and wellness best practices in the past couple of decades, and food manufacturers ... Heart Month, which acts as an exceptional opportunity to revise food labels and ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... 10, 2016 , ... President Obama’s budget proposal yesterday enables ... medical services via telehealth, estimated to generate more than $160 million in savings ... many years. Although there is more to be done, this represents an ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... 10, 2016 , ... LaserShip, a regional parcel carrier that services the eastern ... Michigan last Friday in order to aid in the Flint water crisis. In 2014, ... facility located in Clio, only 15 miles away from Flint. , “We have deep ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/11/2016)... -- Aytu BioScience, Inc. (OTCQX: AYTU), a specialty healthcare company ... announced today that the Company will present its operational ... Tuesday, February 16, 2016, at 4:30 p.m. ET.  The ... of its business and growth strategy, as well as ... 2015. --> --> ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: IONS ) announced today that it ... 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss its 2015 financial results ... www.ionispharma.com . A webcast replay will be available for a ... . A webcast replay will be available for a limited ... may listen to the call by dialing 877-443-5662 or access ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... , Feb. 11, 2016  Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE ... it entered into a Controlled Equity Offering SM ... Michael Macaluso , Chairman and CEO, stated ... we are not currently raising money and that we ... into 2017 and still complete all of our current ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: