friends of FSH Research


Identification of DNA Region Necessary for FSHD

— September 20, 2010

An international collaboration identifies a region of DNA necessary for FSHD and focuses attention on DUX4 as the cause of muscle deterioration.

September 2010 FSH Research Meeting

— September 16, 2010

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