Category Archive: Research

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Sensing a breakthrough

When researchers pinpointed the genetic mutation that leads to the disease known as facioscapulohumeral dystrophy (FSHD) in 1992, hopes rose that the discovery not only would result in better treatments but also eventually a cure for the disease. Read me

Government announces £775 million investment into translational research

The Department of Health has announced an investment of £775 million into translational research over then next five years. Translational research aims to deliver promising new treatments to patients. This funding will be made available to partnerships between the NHS and universities through the National Institute for Health Research. Read me

NHS Takes Steps Towards National Neuromuscular Plan

We were delighted that the NHS took groundbreaking steps towards a national neuromuscular service plan in discussions with members of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Muscular Dystrophy at this afternoon’s session.Teresa Moss, Director of the National Specialised Commissioning Team, told MPs and Peers that it has been agreed that neuromuscular services will be a …

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Genetic discovery improves understanding of FSH Muscular Dystrophy cause

A new study supported in part by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) has found that two separate genetic arrangements Read me

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