Antoni Barrientos, professor of neurology and of biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Miami, Fla., was awarded an MDA research grant totaling $300,000 over a period of three years to address a knowledge gap about mitochondrial protein complex assembly defects, which are a frequent cause of inherited . . .
ReveraGen BioPharma has announced that it has received a $3 million grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) of the National Institutes of Health to conduct phase 2 clinical trials of vamorolone (previously VBP15) in boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Vamorolone, a “dissociative steroid,” is an anti-inflammatory compound. Researchers hope . . .
The more I do with MDA, the more I learn about all that MDA is doing behind the scenes for our families. The 2016 Clinical Conference is a great example. The conference convenes world-renowned medical professionals to share best practice and discuss research advances — all for the benefit of MDA families. To attend as . . .
Patients, their families and caregivers, researchers and clinicians are invited to gain insight into the testing process for experimental therapies to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) via a live webcast this month. The ALS Clinical Trials Guidelines 2016 Workshop, an international effort that seeks to renew and update the current ALS Clinical Trials Guidelines, will . . .
Just a little over a week ago, MDA launched a revitalized brand — one that reflects how we’re doubling down and refocusing our efforts on families. For more than six decades, we’ve been fighting to free individuals — and the families who love them — from the harmful effects of muscle-debilitating diseases. We’re fighting to . . .
Researchers are looking for people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) to participate in the phase 3 VITALITY-ALS clinical trial, sponsored by Cytokinetics, to test the experimental drug tirasemtiv. Tirasemtiv is a skeletal muscle activator that is designed to increase the sensitivity of muscle fibers to calcium, which should cause these fibers to contract even if . . .
Please read the message below from Eli Lilly regarding the results of their phase 3 trial in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD): Update on Phase 3 Tadalafil Trial We are writing to share disappointing news about our Phase 3 study of tadalafil in approximately 330 patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). We recently completed analysis of . . .