Hope Through Research

We're taking a big picture perspective across neuromuscular diseases to uncover breakthroughs for treatments and cures.


A Full-Spectrum Approach

The power in our research approach is that we can often apply learnings from one disease to progress in others to bring urgently-needed answers to our families. We also help spread scientific knowledge and train the next generation of scientific leaders by funding national and international research conferences, clinical research training grants and career development grants.


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For Researchers

Learn about the diseases MDA covers, MDA's grant types and review process, our medical and scientific advisory committees, MDA-funded meetings, and find contact information for MDA research staff.

Our Impact

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MDA Resource Center: We’re Here For You

Our trained specialists are here to provide one-on-one support for every part of your journey. Send a message below or call us at 800-572-1717. If you live outside the U.S., we may be able to connect you to muscular dystrophy groups in your area, but MDA services are only available in the U.S.