MDF staff recently attended the 2017 BIO International Convention hosted by the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO). BIO offers a partnering track to patient advocacy groups, enabling meetings with companies having potentially mutual interests.
Preclinical animal efficacy data used to support the scientific rational for Ionis’ phase 1/2 clinical trial in DM1 was just published.
New fly models show a DM2 phenotype at least as severe as DM1 and may provide a platform for studies of genetic modifiers and candidate therapy screening in DM.
A large retrospective study helps clarify genotype-cardiac phenotype relationships in adult DM1.
A recent review article makes the case that DM is a brain disease and that better understanding of and treatment strategies for the neurological consequences of DM are essential.