friends of FSH Research

Funding Research for
FSH Muscular Dystrophy Dots

Dr. Michael Kyba: Evaluating the stem cell hypothesis for FSHD

— August 1, 2008

Dr. Kyba will insert D4Z4 repeats into the mouse genome in ES at a site on the X-chromosome, known to enable tissue-specific expression of transgenes, and to tolerate dominant lethal genes. He will study whether the presence of these repeats affects differentiation of the ES cells, and will produce mice bearing D4Z4 repeats, as a potential animal model for FSHD.

FSHD Grant Awarded to UW Researcher

— July 19, 2008

Friends of FSH Research in collaboration with the MDA fund a two-year grant for Dr. Joel Chamberlain.

Five-Year NIH Grant for FSH Research

— April 15, 2008

$6.3 Million Dollar Grant for FSH Research — The Pathogenesis of FSHD.

Charity raises money, awareness

— August 18, 2007