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02/02/2017 - 2:54pm

When Dr. Thurman Wheeler was a resident in neurology, he remembers a senior physician telling him that myotonic dystrophy would probably be one of the most difficult diseases to treat because it involves so many body systems.

02/02/2017 - 2:24pm

Sleep studies are indicated for DM1 patients with disrupted sleep or daytime sleepiness in order to direct selection of the optimal treatment regimen.

02/02/2017 - 2:17pm

A new clinical trial planning grant initiative from the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) provides opportunities to develop an evidentiary basis for the consensus-driven clinical care recommendations currently under development at MDF for DM1.

02/02/2017 - 2:07pm

Studies of AMPK/mTORC1 signaling in DM1 identify novel therapeutic targets for DM, and may offer an opportunity to repurpose approved drugs for both muscle and cognitive symptoms.

01/24/2017 - 5:22pm

2016 was a banner year for the Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation. We completed our 10th year driving Care and a Cure for people and families living with DM, wrapped up year 2 of a 3-year, $5M drug development acceleration effort and oversaw the largest expansion of our Care programming and resources ever. 

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