MDA Supporting More Research Dr Tamar Sztal is a research fellow in the School of Biological Sciences, Monash University, primarily working on modelling muscle disease in zebrafish by investigating the role of inflammation and taurine treatment on muscle wasting in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Dr Sztal and her team have developed methods to quantify both muscle [...]
MDA Supporting new Research project at Monash University The Myopathy Research Team in at Monash University is looking for a PhD student to work on an exciting new project, funded by Muscular Dystrophy Australia www.mda.org.au and supervised by Dr Tamar Sztal. The aim of the project is to study inflammation in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) [...]
Dr Chantal Coles, Boris M Struk, Prof Kathryn North AC, and Chris Kintakis Muscular Dystrophy Australia is your one-stop-shop for expert information, support, research and trials. MDA works tirelessly to support clinical trials and expand clinical trial capacity for Australia. We have been on the Steering Committee of the National Registries for more than a [...]
EducationMD! 2019 EducationMD! A hundred teachers and teacher aides attended an education seminar today at MDA HQ. The event was a resounding success and introduced a wide range of of speakers including Professor Monique Ryan from The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne and MDA Executive Director, Boris M Struk.
MDA - Hope in Research MDA’s core mission is to provide support and hope to the MD community. We fund numerous research projects and trials in the hope that the quality of life of people with MD will improve and that eventually a cure will be found. #musculardystrophyaustralia #duchenne #duchenneawareness #clinicaltrials #raredisease #hope #cure4MD #research [...]
Steroids for Duchenne MD: the pros and cons. For over 20 years boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (MD) have been treated with steroids, which is currently the only medication proven to slow the progression of the condition. In Australia, more than 90 percent of boys with Duchenne MD are now treated with steroids but this [...]
The latest information on Duchenne MD has been translated into Maltese and is available as a PDF. DMD-Maltese PDF
DMD Lifetime Mobility Scale Research Study Muscular Dystrophy Australia is assisting the UC Davis Neuromuscular Research Center in USA to seek participants for an online survey about movement and daily living abilities for people with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Life-Time Mobility Scale (DMD-LMS) is a set of questions that ask about how [...]