friends of FSH Research


Clinical Study Participants Needed-Department of Clinical Physiology of the University Hospital of Montpellier, France

— July 25, 2010

Scientists develop new way to grow adult stem cells in culture

— July 15, 2010

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have developed a technique they believe will help scientists overcome a major hurdle to the use of adult stem cells for treating muscular dystrophy and other muscle-wasting disorders that accompany aging or disease: They've found that growing muscle stem cells on a specially developed synthetic matrix that mimics the elasticity of real muscle allows them to maintain their self-renewing properties.

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

— June 26, 2010

FSH Grant Awarded to UW Researcher

— April 5, 2010

The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), headquartered in Tucson, Ariz., and Friends of FSH Research (FFSHR), based in Kirkland, Wash., today jointly awarded a two-year, $200,000 grant to Joel Chamberlain, research assistant professor of medical genetics at the University of Washington. The grant, equally funded by the two organizations, will enable the laboratory led by Dr. Chamberlain to study RNA interference as an investigative and therapeutic tool for facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy.

FSHD: The Most Prevalent Form of Muscular Dystrophy

— March 9, 2010

The current update of the report on Prevalence or reported number of published cases listed in alphabetical order of disease lists FSHD as occurring in approximately 7 out of 100,000 individuals. This is compared to 5 out of 100,000 individuals for Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy, formerly considered the most prevalent form of muscular dystrophy.