Timeline of key discoveries in myotonic dystrophy research since DM was first described in 1909.
In early 2013, MDF asked members of the DM community to complete a survey to help identify the DM-related topics they consider most important. We are using the results of this survey to develop a series of webinars to address the needs of our community.
Nicholas Johnson, MD, and researchers at the University of Rochester recently published an article in The Journal of Child Neurology that describes the impact of childhood and congenital myotonic dystrophy on quality of life.
It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the MDF mourns the passing of our founding chairman, Shannon Lord, who passed away on June 4, 2013.
Maurice Swanson, Ph.D., Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology at University of Florida, Gainesville, and a team of researchers have found that the muscleblind-like 2 (MBNL2) protein in the central nervous system (CNS) may be responsible for the neurological impacts of myotonic dystrophy