Posted by Terry Elsas Colella on Aug 3, 2012
You've heard from us in the past about how researchers that you helped launch with pilot project funding are now leaders in the Facioscapulohumeral (FSH) Muscular Dystrophy research arena, and how they helped discover the role of a protein, referred to as DUX4, in the destruction of muscle cells in someone with FSH.
Today, we are very excited to report that the research team is working to find compounds that will impact DUX4 and allow FSH muscle cells to survive. Stopping DUX4 from killing muscle cells could eradicate FSH Muscular Dystrophy!!
This research is only possible because of your fantastic support. Great strides are being made in the laboratories you've helped fund.
It's an exciting time to be involved in FSH research. We may be able to truly impact a form of Muscular Dystrophy which has puzzled researchers for so many years!
Your support is truly making a difference.
Your continued support will move this research forward, and when the cure is found you can join us in shouting from the rooftops, "WE MADE A DIFFERENCE!!"
With my warmest thanks to you all,