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Jason Darienzo
  • 38, Male
  • Brooklyn, NY
  • United States
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Shortened telomeres linked to dysfunction in Duchenne muscular dystrophy, researchers find

Shortened telomeres linked to dysfunction in Duchenne muscular dystrophy, researchers findNew method reveals abnormally shortened telomeres in young DMD patients' muscle stem cellsA discovery about muscular dystrophy disorders has been made that suggests new possibilities for treatment. Researchers found that stem cells in the muscles of muscular dystrophy patients may, at an early age, lose their ability to regenerate new muscle, due to shortened telomeres.…See More
Sep 7
Galia Ben Ishay favorited Jason Darienzo's discussion Gene transfer corrects severe muscle defects in mice with Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Jul 28
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Gene transfer corrects severe muscle defects in mice with Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Gene transfer corrects severe muscle defects in mice with Duchenne muscular dystrophyDuchenne muscular dystrophy is a rapidly progressive disease that causes whole-body muscle weakness and atrophy due to deficiency in a protein called dystrophin. Researchers have developed a new gene transfer approach that uses an adeno-associated virus vector to deliver a modified dystrophin gene to muscle, restoring muscle strength in a mouse model that closely mimics the severe defects seen in patients.…See More
Jul 27
Jason Darienzo replied to Jason Darienzo's discussion Key to muscle regeneration discovered
"There is a researcher Dr. Helen Blau at Standford University that has shown stem cell depletion is a major problem and working on ways to reverse it.  However, if exon-skipping, utrophin modulation or both are started early stem cell depletion…"
Jun 15
Tommy B# replied to Jason Darienzo's discussion Key to muscle regeneration discovered
"Hi, I'm new. Well, not really, but I have been reading quietly the last three years.Sorry for hijacking your thread, might or might not do it again. :-B The good thing is that by now there seems to be more therapies researched than I can keep…"
Jun 15
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Jun 14
Jason Darienzo commented on PPMD's blog post Understanding Health Insurance Options: A Guide for People Living with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and their Caregivers
"Disabled children of Medicare recipients are eligible for Medicare aswell as Medicaid"
Mar 29
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Feb 25
Jason Darienzo replied to Sanja Kogelnik's discussion Statins and muscels
"A new therapeutic effect of simvastatin revealed by functional improvement in muscular…"
Oct 17, 2016
Jason Darienzo replied to Michael Bazant's discussion Stem cells not a sollution?
"Michael the article you posted does come off in a negative light for stem cell treatments by themselves. However, DMD will need to be treated with a combination of drugs and therapies. The article talks about muscle stem cells…"
Oct 11, 2016
Shelly favorited Jason Darienzo's discussion Sarepta Therapeutics shares jump on news of critic’s departure from FDA
Sep 21, 2016
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The agency approves a drug after an ugly bureaucratic brawl

The Wall Street Journal / OpinionThe Boys Who Beat the FDAThe agency approves a drug after an ugly bureaucratic brawl. Sept. 19, 2016Miracles happen. The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved a drug for muscular dystrophy after months of delay and bureaucratic infighting. This is a triumph for scientific innovation, and for young men who will live better and more independently—if the bureaucracy doesn’t strike back.FDA announced accelerated approval for eteplirsen by…See More
Sep 19, 2016
David replied to Jason Darienzo's discussion Sarepta Therapeutics shares jump on news of critic’s departure from FDA
"Three cheers for Janet Woodcock! She gets rid of Farkas and just days later we have accelerated approval!!!!"
Sep 19, 2016
Tiffany Rizzo replied to Jason Darienzo's discussion Sarepta Therapeutics shares jump on news of critic’s departure from FDA
"It says he left to work for  Paraxel a pharmaceutical company that specializes in clinical trials. I wonder if they will be working on a treatment for DMD.  Hmm."
Sep 15, 2016
Michael Bazant favorited Jason Darienzo's discussion Sarepta Therapeutics shares jump on news of critic’s departure from FDA
Sep 15, 2016
Michael Bazant replied to Jason Darienzo's discussion Sarepta Therapeutics shares jump on news of critic’s departure from FDA
"Thank you for sharing this."
Sep 15, 2016

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About me:
I am 37 years old with DMD
About my family:
My brother Richard is 38 with DMD
Name(s) of child(ren)/individual(s) with Duchenne:
Jason Darienzo
Age(s) of child(ren)/individual(s) with Duchenne:
19 or older
City:
Brooklyn
State:
New York

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At 1:12pm on October 22, 2010, Patti Frank said…
Hey Jason, You're 30 == great. How are you doin? kevin's counsellor at MDA camp this summer (first time) is from Brooklyn too -- Angelo -- great kid. Thanks for your info. about the wc. Hope to hear back.

Patti in NJ
 
 
 

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