Home / News / Research

Research

Toward ‘Responsive’ Outcome Measures for DM1

Discovery of the holy grail for DM therapy development-- drug registration endpoints -- lies in the dogged pursuit and sharing of natural history data.

GSK3β as a Drug Development Target for DM1

A new study examines the role of the GSK3β—cyclin D3—CUGBP1 pathway in the pathogenesis of DM1 and its potential as a therapeutic target.

A Tool for Evaluating Drugs Targeting MBNL

Development of a mini gene tool facilitates the identification of candidate therapeutics targeted at dissociating MBNL from expanded CUG repeats.

NIH Releases 2018 Funding Opportunities

NIH has reissued the CREATE Bio, Blueprint Neurotherapeutics and NeuroNEXT initiatives, along with other initiatives that focus on biomarker development and clinical trial readiness, to support therapy development efforts.

NIH Will Fund Biomarker Validation for Neurological Diseases

NINDS announces its intent to issue Funding Opportunity Announcements to support analytical validation of identified candidate biomarkers.

NINDS Emphasizes Basic Research

NINDS has renewed an initiative to provide set-aside funds for basic research grants that miss their regular payline.

NIH to Release RFA to Re-Compete Rare Disease Clinical Research Network

NIH announces intent to reissue a Funding Opportunity Announcement for the Rare Disease Clinical Research Network competition.

What We Do (and Don’t) Know About Cognitive Function in DM1

A new literature review suggests meta-analysis of cognitive studies in DM1 is both feasible and can inform understanding of disease mechanisms and patient management.

The Origin of Insulin Resistance in DM

It would be easy to conclude that insulin resistance and diabetes in myotonic dystrophy is a product of mis-splicing of INSR transcripts—but is that the full story?

RAN Translation in DM2

Toxic RNA-mediated mis-splicing and Repeat-Associated Non-AUG (RAN) translation proteins are impacted by free MBNL1 levels and contribute towards CNS pathogenesis in DM2.

Partners

© Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation. All rights reserved.