Darin Falk, a postdoctoral fellow in the department of pediatrics at the University of Florida in Gainesville, has received an MDA development grant (DG) totaling $179,846 over three years. The funds will help support Falk's research into the potential for gene therapy as a treatment for Pompe disease (acid maltase deficiency or AMD).
MDA leads the search for treatments and therapies for metabolic diseases of muscle. The Association also provides comprehensive supports and expert clinical care for those living with metabolic diseases of muscle.
In this section, you’ll find up-to-date information about metabolic diseases of muscle, as well as many helpful resources. This information has been compiled with input from researchers, physicians and people affected by the disease.
Here you will find information about 10 of the most common metabolic diseases of muscle:
Researchers at the Psychology of Disability Lab at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor are exploring the social identity of people with disabilities through a short, anonymous, Web-based questionnaire.