Hope Through Research

At MDA, we take a big picture perspective across the full spectrum of neuromuscular diseases to uncover scientific and medical breakthroughs that accelerate treatments and cures. 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.

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are experiments, done in human beings, to see if a potential therapy is both safe and effective (or at least, that the side effects are small compared to the benefit). These are split into three stages, conducted consecutively, and are heavily regulated by the FDA. Learn more about clinical trials.

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