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Inheritance of CDM

There have been new discoveries in the way that congenital myotonic dystrophy (CDM) is inherited.

Telling the Quacks from the Cures

Many of you have seen posts on social media about treatments they have received in other countries or heard about through friends, that include everything from dietary aids to gene therapy, and want to how you can assess the possible benefits and risks of these 'treatments.' In this complicated therapy environment, how can patients make decisions about whether an available treatment or therapy is safe and effective? How can you tell the quacks from the cures?

New and Important Review Articles on DM

Important review articles on disease mechanisms of and therapy development for DM have recently been published.

Patient-Reported Data to Guide Care and a Cure for DM

The UK DM Patient Registry reports on disease burden for 556 patients with a confirmed diagnosis of DM1.

NIH Update—NINDS Program Project Grants (P01)

MDF shares an update on program project grants from the NINDS.

Reduced MBNL1 Precedes Structural and Functional Changes in the DM1 Mouse Brain

A new DM1 mouse model, with postnatal expression of expanded CUG repeat RNA in the brain, implicates reduced MBNL1 and MBNL2 in the staging of pathological and functional changes.

Join Us at the 2017 MDF Annual Conference

Registration is open! Register now for the 2017 MDF Annual Conference

MDF Launches First MDF DM Day in Iowa

MDF is pleased to announce the launch of a new program, MDF DM Days. These special one-day free events will be held in three locations across the U.S. in 2017, bringing together clinicians, researchers and MDF community members to share information and resources.

Epigenetics Underlying the Parent of Origin Effect in CDM

Epigenetic modifications upstream of an expanded DMPK allele may underlie the maternal bias in the inheritance of CDM.

A Biomarker for Cardiac Dysfunction in DM1?

A multi-center study suggests serum cardiac troponin-1 levels predict risks of left ventricular dysfunction in DM1 patients.

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