Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy (LGMD)

Selumetinib Helps Heart in EDMD Mice

Update (June 1, 2012): This story was updated to include the availability of a podcast on this topic.

2012 AAN Meeting: Limb-Girdle MD, Distal MD Briefs

The 2012 annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), held in New Orleans April 21-28, included findings related to limb-girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD) and distal muscular dystrophy.

Neuromuscular Disease Research Discussed at 2012 AAN Meeting

Top scientists and clinicians from around the world are discussing the latest research in neuroscience, and the care of individuals with nerve and muscle diseases, at the 2012 annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology in New Orleans, April 21-28.

MDA 2012 Conference Report: Genetics and Immunology Update

More than 500 physicians, allied health care professionals and MDA staff attended the MDA's 2012 Clinical Conference in Las Vegas, March 4-7.

The program emphasized:

Podcast Describes Results of LGMD2C Gene Therapy Trial

A March 2012 podcast from Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, presents the results of a phase 1 trial of gene therapy for gamma-sarcoglycan-deficientlimb-girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD), also known as LGMD2C.

Efficient System Developed for DMD Newborn Screening

Update 5/21/12: A podcast on this topic is now available; see Podcast Explores Newborn Screening for DMD.

Imagination Station

Mallory is attending Central Alabama Community College on a full academic scholarship.  She is majoring in psychology; however, one of her favorite hobbies is creating colorful and whimsical artwork.  Mallory previously donated two other pieces to the MDA Art Collection and now has had five pieces accepted for the Collection.  She also has created works which have been used in MDA’s Direct Mail campaigns and for sponsor awards.

Possibilities

Mallory is attending Central Alabama Community College on a full academic scholarship.  She is majoring in psychology; however, one of her favorite hobbies is creating colorful and whimsical artwork.  Mallory previously donated two other pieces to the MDA Art Collection and now has had five pieces accepted for the Collection.  She also has created works which have been used in MDA’s Direct Mail campaigns and for sponsor awards.

Big Top Smiles

Mallory is attending Central Alabama Community College on a full academic scholarship.  She is majoring in psychology; however, one of her favorite hobbies is creating colorful and whimsical artwork.  Mallory previously donated two other pieces to the MDA Art Collection and now has had five pieces accepted for the Collection.  She also has created works which have been used in MDA’s Direct Mail campaigns and for sponsor awards.

Challenges We Don't Face

Caroline has been painting for several years and received awards at the “Art Adventures” annual local art show for three years.  Her favorite activities include working on the computer and spending time with her friends.

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