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Sep 21, 2013
Since founding the FSHD Canada Foundation a couple of years ago, one of the most pervasive concerns we have heard from FSHD-afflicted individuals is the need for a simple tool to prevent 'drop foot,' as this can often lead to falls and further damage to walking muscles.
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Sep 21, 2013
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Sep 11, 2013
Meeting to bring together the committee members to update one another on individual agency efforts and to discuss planning for revision of the Action Plan for the Muscular Dystrophies.
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Sep 1, 2013
The former FSH Scholar Gregory Block was recently awarded a 3-year MDA Development Grant for $179,994 to continue his research on Mechanisms of Wnt signaling in FSHD.
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Sep 1, 2013
Three funding collaborations between Friends of FSH Research & FSHD Canada.
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Aug 18, 2013
Friends of FSH Research and FSHD Canada Foundation are pleased to support Dr. Maura Parker’s project entitled "Generating FSHD-affected human muscle in mice for testing therapeutic strategies."
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Aug 9, 2013
Friends of FSH Research and FSHD Canada Foundation are pleased to support the Galina Filippova PhD & Daniel G. Miller MD PhD project entitled "Identification of small RNAs generated from the D4Z4 Array".
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Aug 9, 2013
Friends of FSH Research and FSHD Canada Foundation are pleased to support the Daniel G. Miller MD PhD & Galina Filippova PhD project entitled "Identification of Chromatin Modifier Genes Important for DUX4 Silencing."
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Jul 30, 2013
Unintentional bias and repeatability for preclinical studies has been gaining more and more attention as of late.
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Jul 7, 2013
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Jun 22, 2013
WNT/β-catenin signaling suppresses DUX4 expression and prevents apoptosis of FSHD muscle cells
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Jun 7, 2013
Magnetic resonance imaging shows short tau-inversion recovery (STIR) brightness in autosomal dominant FSHD1 suggestive of active inflammation/injury.
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Apr 19, 2013
Friends of FSH Research exists to encourage, promote and fund increased scientific and clinical research of FSHD to help advance the study and understanding of the disease, with the goals of identifying treatments and, ultimately, a cure. We invite you to submit a proposal for research that advances these goals.
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Apr 18, 2013
Nature Journals Aim to Improve Reproducibility.
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Apr 10, 2013
Friends of FSH Research announced a $7,500 FLEX Fund Grant awarded to Silvère van der Maarel, PhD in order to help fund the purchase of an in-situ muscle testing system.
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Apr 4, 2013
New mouse models which recapitulate several important aspects of FSHD are discussed.
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Mar 28, 2013
A French language presentation of excerpts from the exposition "FSH, the other myopathy" in March and April.
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Mar 6, 2013
An ex vivo gene therapy approach to treat muscular dystrophy using inducible pluripotent stem cells.
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Feb 25, 2013
Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Community Assistance, Research and Education (MD CARE) Amendments Act of 2013.
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Feb 20, 2013
By preventing DUX4 from being upregulated during muscle formation, we may be able to prevent further muscle wasting in patients with the disease.