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August 2013 Blog Posts (8)


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Explanation: DMD transcript imbalance determines dystrophin levels

Annemieke Aartsma-Rus has provided the following explanation to the recently published article in The FASEB Journal:

"DMD transcript imbalance determines dystrophin levels"

Explanation:

Since exon skipping modulates the amounts of dystrophin…

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Added by PPMD on August 28, 2013 at 11:31am — No Comments


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My Voice: Mitchell Peterson, 17 years old

Saturday, August 17 marks the 15th Annual Mitchell's Run Thru Rockford. And for 15 years, the Peterson family has been raising money and awareness for Duchenne. Mitchell Peterson, 17 years old, has been the inspiration behind this event that continues to grow in numbers and momentum. He refuses to be defined by Duchenne and as he begins his senior year of high school, is already planning for a career after college. The Peterson…

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Added by Will Nolan on August 15, 2013 at 12:29pm — No Comments


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Major Changes in Physical Therapy Coverage for Individuals with Duchenne and Becker

Obtaining physical therapy (PT) services for individuals with Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy, and other conditions for which PT does not result in improvements in range of motion or function, has been a huge source of frustration for patients, parents, and providers.

A recent…

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Added by Kathi Kinnett on August 15, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments


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PPMD to Fund $1 Million in Exon Skipping Projects

PPMD announced today that it will fund up to $1 million in projects by mid-2014 focused on the development of antisense oligonucleotides or other techniques to skip exons that are not currently in clinical development, or for multi-exon skipping projects, including the skipping of…

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Added by PPMD on August 14, 2013 at 11:00am — 1 Comment


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Salt, Steroids, and Duchenne

“Hypertension” is the fancy word for high blood pressure. Blood pressure is the measure of how much pressure it takes the left ventricle of the heart to squeeze the blood out (the top number, or systolic pressure) and the pressure inside the left ventricle of the heart when the heart is relaxed (the…

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Added by Kathi Kinnett on August 14, 2013 at 10:30am — 3 Comments


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Transition

This summer, just prior to the 2013 Annual Connect Conference in Baltimore, a group of 40 parents, advocates, and professionals gathered for two days to discuss the needs, and how best to meet the needs, of individuals living with Duchenne.  Historically, Duchenne has been a pediatric diagnosis with no need to discuss…

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Added by Kathi Kinnett on August 8, 2013 at 11:38am — No Comments

exon skipping

my son has deletion of exon 45-47 , which exon skipping will be eligible for .. does deletion of 45-47 cause DMD or BMD ..

Added by leena paul on August 7, 2013 at 5:27am — 1 Comment


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Weeding

Guest post by Ivy Scherbarth. Ivy is a Colorado/Wyoming FACES Coordinator for PPMD and mom to Hazel, age 8, and Rain, age 6. Rain has Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Follow Ivy at her blog,…

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Added by PPMD on August 2, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

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