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Cancer drug shows promise for treating Duchenne muscular dystrophy

A drug commonly used to treat leukaemia is showing potential as a treatment that could slow the progression of the muscle-wasting condition, Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Duchenne muscular dystrophy most commonly affects boys, with around 2,400 people in the UK affected by the condition. There is currently no cure and most patients are not expected to […]


Gene-editing technique successfully stops progression of Duchenne muscular dystrophy

DALLAS – Dec. 31, 2015 – Using a new gene-editing technique, a team of scientists from UT Southwestern Medical Center stopped progression of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) in young mice. If efficiently and safely scaled up in DMD patients, this technique could lead to one of the first successful genome editing-based treatments for this fatal […]


May is Defeat Duchenne Month

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Walk to Defeat Duchenne, and the many other events that happened throughout Defeat Duchenne Month. So far, Defeat Duchenne Month has raised more than $78,000 and counting!  


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