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An expression of the live unlimited spirit, stories and voices of the MDA community

Recognizing and Treating CMT in Kids

Like many middle-school kids, 11-year-old Callen, of Emmaus, Pennsylvania, has turned his mom, Jamie Moulthrop, into a chauffeur, she jokes. He participates in karate, baseball, hockey, and surfing, and he meets up often with friends at the pool and splashes around for hours.  Unlike the other kids around him, though, Callen has Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT), a . . .

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Research Study Alert: Survey for Disability Advocates about Genetic Counseling for the Disability Community

Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai are seeking disability advocates to participate in a survey about the current state of genetic counseling for the disability community. The goal of this survey is to help understand gaps in knowledge among genetic counselors regarding life with disability and to evaluate educational opportunities, such as . . .

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Clinical Trial Alert: Phase 2 Study of Ifetroban in Individuals with DMD

Researchers at Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc. are seeking boys and men living with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) to participate in a phase 2 clinical trial to evaluate the safety, efficacy, and duration of effect of oral ifetroban to treat heart disease associated with DMD. Ifetroban is designed to reduce fibrosis and fat deposition in the heart and . . .

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Clinical Trial Alert: Phase 2/3 and Open-Label Extension Study of ASP0367 in Individuals with Primary Mitochondrial Myopathy

Researchers at Astellas Pharma Inc. are seeking individuals living with primary mitochondrial myopathy (PMM) to participate in a phase 2/3 clinical trial and open-label extension to evaluate safety, tolerability and preliminary efficacy of the investigational drug ASP0367 (MA-0211) to treat PMM. ASP0367 is being investigated regarding whether it can increase the number and function of the . . .

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Dreaming of a good night’s sleep?

More than one-third of adults in the United States fail to get the seven to nine hours of sleep they need, reports the National Sleep Foundation. Children and teens require even more sleep, which too many also miss out on.  Getting quality sleep can be challenging for people with neuromuscular disorders. However, with the right . . .

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Clinical Trial Alert: Phase 1b/2a Study of Descartes-08 in Adults with Generalized Myasthenia Gravis

Researchers at Cartesian Therapeutics are seeking adults living with generalized myasthenia gravis (gMG) to participate in a phase 1b/2a clinical trial to evaluate safety, tolerability and manufacturing feasibility of the investigational drug Descartes-08 to treat gMG. Descartes-08 is designed to eliminate the aberrant plasma cells that cause gMG, potentially reducing the clinical symptoms of the disease. . . .

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Research Study Alert: Survey for Caregivers of Children with SMA to Study Treatment Decision Making

Researchers at Michigan Medicine at the University of Michigan are seeking caregivers of children living with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) to participate in a survey about treatment decision making. Over the last five years, three treatments have been approved and are changing life expectancy and physical functioning for children with SMA. The goal of this survey . . .

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