Pearson Syndrome

‘Focused, Intense’ MDA Conference Advances Neuromuscular Disease Research

Turning neuromuscular disease research into treatments as quickly and effectively as possible was the overarching theme of dozens of formal presentations, nearly 200 scientific posters, and countless informal conversations at the MDA Scientific Conference, April 21-24.

A palpable sense of excitement pervaded the sold-out event thanks to the unprecedented number of experimental treatments in clinical trials for neuromuscular diseases, and the unique opportunity the conference provided for information-sharing and collaboration among scientific professionals from many disciplines.

Experimental Drug Being Tested in Mitochondrial and Metabolic Disorders, FA

Mitochondrial Myopathies


MDA leads the search for treatments and therapies for mitochondrial myopathies. The Association also provides comprehensive supports and expert clinical care for those living with mitochondrial myopathies.

In this section, you’ll find up-to-date information about mitochondrial myopathies, as well as many helpful resources. This information has been compiled with input from researchers, physicians and people affected by the disease.

Research Briefs: FA, MG, MM, MMD1, gene therapy

Edison drugs target FA, mitochondrial diseases