Accelerating Research Since 2004

The mission of Friends of FSH Research is to accelerate the discoveries that will lead to treatments or cures for FSHD. To achieve our goal, we actively manage a portfolio of research that supports a pipeline for drug discovery. Our board, staff, volunteers, and world-class scientists are fully committed to transparent, reproducible, and transformative science that will inspire hope for people with FSHD. Learn more >>

Latest News
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May 18, 2024
The progress report highlights advancements in constructing an MRI data-lake for studying Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy (FSHD) using AI segmentation techniques.
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May 18, 2024
Finalizing biopsy fiducial details to ensure correspondence between histology, DUX4, and MRI data, with atlas generation to begin in earnest in the summer of 2024.
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May 16, 2024
Developing a comprehensive understanding of DUX4 gene regulation.
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Apr 23, 2024
Understanding how FSHD cells differ in autophagy and mitophagy will allow one to identify the key mechanisms involved in this metabolic dysregulation of the disease and identify potential therapeutics. Dr. Heher provides a 6-month update on his work so far.
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Mar 17, 2024
Dr. Bugiardini provides the first update to comprehensively understanding global genetic diversity in FSHD.
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Feb 17, 2024
An update on the MOVE FSHD study.