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Muscular Dystrophy Association Awards $13.7 Million for 40 New Research Grants
Date:8/23/2011

to find novel genes that cause more rare forms of SMA and to search for genetic modifiers of the disease-causing genes.

About MDAMDA is the nonprofit agency dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research.  The Association also provides comprehensive healthcare and support services, advocacy and education.

In addition to funding more than 300 research teams worldwide, MDA maintains a national network of some 200 hospital-affiliated clinics; facilitates hundreds of support groups for families affected by neuromuscular diseases; and provides extraordinary local summer camp opportunities for thousands of youngsters fighting progressive muscle diseases.  MDA is the first nonprofit to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Medical Association "for significant and lasting contributions to the health and welfare of humanity."

For more information about the Association visit mda.org.  See MDA's award-winning "Make a Muscle, Make a Difference"® PSA.


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