Navigation Links
'Show me the money!' MDA greenlights grants
Date:7/13/2009

TUCSON, Ariz., July 13, 2009At a time when federal and private funds for biomedical research have become scarce, the Muscular Dystrophy Association reasserts its leadership in the fight against muscle diseases by announcing grants to innovative research projects throughout America and in Canada.

"Federal support for the type of work we do has just about dried up, especially in the current economic climate. Simply put, without the support of MDA, this line of investigation could not be pursued by our lab," said Eric Schon, researcher at Columbia University Medical Center in New York.

MDA has committed over $2 billion to fund medical and scientific research, as well as clinical and client services, in its 55-year history.

"These new research grants, just announced at the July MDA Board of Directors meeting, support research to be conducted from 2009 through 2011, totaling almost $5 million. MDA committed approximately $43million to new and ongoing research in 2008," said MDA Chairman of the Board R. Rodney Howell.

There are no cures yet for most muscle diseases, but the research MDA has funded has created the basis for progressive treatments of muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's disease, and spinal muscular atrophy. It also served as the basis for a lifesaving therapy developed by Genzyme for a metabolic muscle disease called Pompe disease.

At Columbia University, Schon has been awarded a three-year $400,000 grant to continue research into diseases of the mitochondria caused by genetic mutations. Mitochondria are the powerhouse of the cell and, when they fail, can cause muscle weakness and pain, diabetes, blindness and heart disease, along with other debilitating and/or fatal conditions. Schon's research may provide the key for treating many muscle diseases.

MDA has awarded a three-year, $900,000 award to Jerry Mendell at Nationwide Children's Hospital
'/>"/>

Contact: Lila Petersen
lpetersen@mdausa.org
Muscular Dystrophy Association
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Research shows that invisible hand guides evolution of cooperative turn-taking
2. Report shows the power of US cities to mitigate climate change and steps they need to take to adapt
3. Nitrogen research shows how some plants invade, take over others
4. Clinical trial shows quadriplegics can operate powered wheelchair with tongue drive system
5. Brain malformations significantly associated with preterm birth, Wake Forest research shows
6. New research shows dinosaurs may have been smaller than we thought
7. Environmental cues control reproductive timing and longevity, University of Minnesota study shows
8. Gene predicts how brain responds to fatigue, human study shows
9. Study on keeping nuclear bombs from US ports shows misplaced fear over cargo scanning cost
10. Study shows Chronix technology using serum DNA can identify early presence of disease
11. CU-Boulder study shows Maya intensively cultivated manioc 1,400 years ago
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/23/2015)... --NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD ) ("NXT-ID" or the "Company"), ... market, announces its biometric payment technology, the Wocket® smart wallet, ... March 30 th . The new ... York markets. Gino Pereira ... new ad campaign following the recent initial shipment of Wocket ...
(Date:3/20/2015)... and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/rswjb4/hand_geometry ) has announced the ... Report" report to their offering. This report ... The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, ... Europe , Asia-Pacific , ... Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period ...
(Date:3/20/2015)... , Mar. 19, 2015 Research and Markets ... "Iris Biometrics - Global Strategic Business Report" report ... markets for Iris Biometrics in US$ Thousands. The report provides ... , Japan , Europe ... , and Latin America . ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):NXT-ID's Wocket Smart Wallet to Launch New CNBC Regional TV Ad Campaign 2NXT-ID's Wocket Smart Wallet to Launch New CNBC Regional TV Ad Campaign 3Hand Geometry - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: An Essential Security Component for both Government & Enterprise Sector 2Hand Geometry - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: An Essential Security Component for both Government & Enterprise Sector 3Hand Geometry - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: An Essential Security Component for both Government & Enterprise Sector 4Iris Biometrics - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: System & Network Access Control - A Robust Market Opportunity in the Offing 2Iris Biometrics - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: System & Network Access Control - A Robust Market Opportunity in the Offing 3Iris Biometrics - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: System & Network Access Control - A Robust Market Opportunity in the Offing 4Iris Biometrics - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: System & Network Access Control - A Robust Market Opportunity in the Offing 5
... percent of people with type 2 diabetes suffer kidney damage ... point they require either dialysis or kidney transplantation. Scientists have ... the glomeruli, blood vessels in the kidney, which spill the ... "albuminuria" do not prevent kidney failure. However, a ...
... identified a biological pathway connecting variation in the birds, aggression ... genome. The Proceedings of the National Academy of ... the experiments, conducted by the lab of neuroscientist Donna Maney ... research, which comprised behavioral observations of the study subjects in ...
... there is big business going on in their very small ... An international team of researchers, including Northern Arizona University ... the National Academy of Sciences that microbes, like many ... low. "Although hidden from the naked eye, microorganisms are ...
Cached Biology News:Joslin finds metabolic clues to diabetic kidney failure 2Wild sparrow study traces social behaviors in the field to specific gene 2Wild sparrow study traces social behaviors in the field to specific gene 3Wild sparrow study traces social behaviors in the field to specific gene 4
(Date:3/29/2015)... March 29, 2015  Caris Life Sciences® today ... Caris Molecular Intelligence®, the company,s panomic, comprehensive tumor ... between several rare and difficult to treat gynecological ... the potential to improve patient outcomes. These studies ... the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) 2015 Annual ...
(Date:3/29/2015)... 2015 Caris Life Sciences® today ... showing the presence of PD-1 and PD-L1 ... Using Caris Molecular Intelligence®, the company,s panomic ... of programmed cell death protein-1 (PD-1) in ... its ligand (PD-L1) expression was variable across ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... Earlier this year, the Capillus272Pro™ ... regrowth in adult men and women with androgenic alopecia ... classifications of IIa-V and Fitzpatrick Classification of Skin phototypes ... that over-promise and under-deliver, FDA Clearance underscores the safety ... among more than 80 million men and women who ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... März 2015  Peter Walter wurde als ... für seine bahnbrechende Arbeit ausgewählt, die sich ... werden, sowie für die Entschlüsselung der Komponenten ... Stress nutzen, der mit der Ansammlung von ... für Biochemie an der University of California, ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Caris Molecular Intelligence Facilitates Comparison of Biomarker Profiles to Inform Targeted Treatment Strategies in Distinct Gynecological Cancers 2Caris Molecular Intelligence Facilitates Comparison of Biomarker Profiles to Inform Targeted Treatment Strategies in Distinct Gynecological Cancers 3Caris Molecular Intelligence Facilitates Comparison of Biomarker Profiles to Inform Targeted Treatment Strategies in Distinct Gynecological Cancers 4Caris Life Sciences' Multiplatform Tumor Profiling Technology Identifies Expression of PD-1 and PD-L1 in Gynecologic Malignancies 2Caris Life Sciences' Multiplatform Tumor Profiling Technology Identifies Expression of PD-1 and PD-L1 in Gynecologic Malignancies 3Caris Life Sciences' Multiplatform Tumor Profiling Technology Identifies Expression of PD-1 and PD-L1 in Gynecologic Malignancies 4Dr. Robert Leonard Applauds FDA Clearance of Capillus272Pro™ Hair Loss Laser Cap 2Deutschstämmiger Zellbiologe Peter Walter gewinnt den Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science 2015 2Deutschstämmiger Zellbiologe Peter Walter gewinnt den Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science 2015 3Deutschstämmiger Zellbiologe Peter Walter gewinnt den Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science 2015 4
... 7,2008, Signalife received a deficiency letter from the ... that Signalife would need to,comply with the $6 ... AMEX Rules 1003(a)(iii). This notification was,triggered by the ... million, which previously exempted Signalife from meeting the ...
... First New Agent for CLL Patients Approved by the ... Cephalon, Inc. (Nasdaq:,CEPH) today announced that the U.S. ... for Injection for the,treatment of patients with chronic lymphocytic ... The American Cancer Society,estimates that more than 15,000 new ...
... live study setup and launch..., WAYLAND, Mass., ... bio-pharmaceutical clinical trials software, announces the,launch of its ... Trident,s unique parameter driven + custom pluggable design,leaps ... deliver a new era,of needed scalability, productivity, and ...
Cached Biology Technology:AMEX Notifies Signalife That It Has Accepted Signalife's Plan of Compliance 2Cephalon Receives FDA Approval for TREANDA, a Novel Chemotherapy for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia 2Cephalon Receives FDA Approval for TREANDA, a Novel Chemotherapy for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia 3Cephalon Receives FDA Approval for TREANDA, a Novel Chemotherapy for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia 4Cephalon Receives FDA Approval for TREANDA, a Novel Chemotherapy for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia 5Tourtellotte's New Trident IWR(TM) Eliminates 12-Week Study Setup Lead Time for Clinical Trials 2Tourtellotte's New Trident IWR(TM) Eliminates 12-Week Study Setup Lead Time for Clinical Trials 3
... differences exist between the various commercial and ... slide used, the length and GC content ... the manufacturing protocol employed all influence the ... With all the different variables to ...
... Gel Stain combo offers these benefits: ... separately Offers a safer ... Eliminates risks to yourself, the environment and ... 100 bp to >30 kb. UltraPure Agarose is a ...
This is a PYREX replacement Allihn condenser with a 34/45 inner joint on the bottom for the No. CLS3840-S 125mL extractor system. The tubulation O.D. on the condenser is 10mm....
... contains 400 unique human proteins on ... The proteins, all extracellular proteins (EP) ... arrayed in quadruplicate for high-quality results. ... chip layout guarantee high validity and ...
Biology Products: