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.

Winter Grants 2017

Following the unprecedented approval of three drugs in six months to treat neuromuscular diseases, we're pushing for more progress with $7 million in new research funding.

Because of our generous supporters, we've committed more than $1 billion in research over the last six decades, focused on finding treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related life-threatening diseases. From the very first projects, to those announced this winter, MDA-supported scientists have made promising discoveries that could change the lives of our families and loved ones.

Meet the Researchers