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Clinical trials: Your questions answered

Clinical trials: Your questions answered Promising new treatments for many muscle and nerve conditions have been developed in recent years, promising enough in fact, for pharmaceutical companies and other funding bodies to invest in expensive clinical trials. On average only about one fifth of treatments that go to clinical trial are proven to be safe [...]

By | 2018-07-02T15:14:44+00:00 July 2nd, 2018|disorders, research, trials|0 Comments

MDA and the NAA

Muscular Dystrophy Australia is one of more than 10 organisations in Australia who is part of The Neurological Alliance Australia (NAA). On March 22, these organisations (including MS Australia, MND Australia and Parkinson’s Australia) met in Canberra to launch the NAA’s joint statement on the NDIS. The Neurological Alliance Australia (NAA) believes that the National [...]

By | 2018-06-01T03:49:09+00:00 March 22nd, 2017|information, news, presentation|0 Comments

Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Research Update

Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Research update and treatment - AUSTRALIA A research update by Prof. Monique Ryan Director, Department of Neurology Group Leader, Murdoch Children's Research Institute,  Royal Children's Hospital There has been a lot of activity in the clinical trial space for SMA in the last two years. Two hospitals in Australia- the The [...]

By | 2018-06-01T03:49:11+00:00 November 17th, 2016|atrophies, research, trials|0 Comments

Becker MD

What is Becker muscular dystrophy? There are many types of muscular dystrophy (MD), all are genetic conditions that cause the muscles to weaken and waste away to varying degrees. Becker MD is a milder, more slowly progressing variant of the better known Duchenne type of MD. Like Duchenne MD it only affects males (with very [...]

By | 2018-06-01T03:47:57+00:00 July 23rd, 2016|Comments Off on Becker MD

Bethlem Myopathy

Bethlem Myopathy What is Bethlem myopathy? Bethlem myopathy is a hereditary muscle disorder, which is named after the Dutch doctor who first described the condition in 1976. People with this condition experience slowly progressing muscle weakness and develop joint stiffness (contractures) in their fingers, wrists, elbows, and ankles that can restrict movement. There is a [...]

By | 2018-06-28T15:59:37+00:00 July 23rd, 2016|Comments Off on Bethlem Myopathy