Added by PPMD on January 19, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments
Ensuring that the worlds of teens and adults with Duchenne 'grow bigger', as they grow older by expanding their reach – both literally and figuratively.
Combing your hair. Lifting a glass to your mouth. Washing your hands. Pressing elevator…Continue
Years ago, a friend of mine named Tom Bailey who had Duchenne wrote a memoir that he entitled, Moving Mountains Without Muscles. As I look at the tremendous accomplishments of PPMD’s Adult Advisory Committee since we first launched this leadership group 2 years ago, I am astounded by how…Continue
Added by Annie Kennedy on January 16, 2017 at 7:30pm — No Comments
As you know, the FDA is currently reviewing Marathon Pharmaceutical’s New Drug Application (NDA) for deflazacort for the treatment of Duchenne. It…Continue
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Added by Annie Kennedy on January 13, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments
We are excited to announce three new features now available on PPMD's DuchenneConnect! These tools are meant to help you in your journey as you gather information around potential research studies and potential new exon…Continue
Added by Ann Lucas on January 12, 2017 at 1:24pm — No Comments
This weekend, Akashi Therapeutics announced they are working toward having three novel, complementary compounds in the clinic in 2017 with potential to treat all Duchenne patients independent of their specific genetic…
Added by PPMD on January 11, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments
On the heels of PPMD’s announcement last week of a $2.2 million grant to Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s gene therapy study being led by Dr. Jerry Mendell and Dr. Louise Rodino-Klapac, Sarepta Therapeutics today announced their commitment to the trial through a separate research agreement with Nationwide Children’s, including an…Continue
Added by PPMD on January 10, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments
In a corporate update released today, PTC Therapeutics announced next steps for their drug, Translarna in the U.S. According to the release, PTC plans to file the Translarna New Drug Application (NDA) for nmDMD over protest with the U.S. FDA in…Continue
Added by PPMD on January 9, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments
Today, PPMD announced a $2.2 million dollar grant to Dr. Jerry Mendell, Dr. Louise Rodino-Klapac (co-PI), and Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Our purpose in awarding this grant is to open and accelerate the field of gene therapy – a strategy that seemed impossible as a potential…Continue
Added by Pat Furlong on January 6, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments
We not only met our goal, we surpassed it!
We could not be more overwhelmed by the incredible response to our holiday campaign. In many ways, with a therapeutic pipeline full of promising treatments, it feels like the future of Duchenne therapy is here. Thanks to this community, we head into 2017 with…
Added by Pat Furlong on January 4, 2017 at 3:47pm — No Comments
Viral gastrointestinal (GI) viruses are no fun for anyone, but they are especially worrisome for a person living with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. GI viruses affect the GI track – the stomach and intestine (i.e., ‘gut’) – resulting in abdominal pain/discomfort, nausea, vomiting, intestinal…Continue
Added by Kathi Kinnett on January 4, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments
We’re so close to our goal to fund CRISPR/Cas9!…Continue
Added by PPMD on December 29, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments
Your donation will be DOUBLED. Now is the moment to give.…Continue
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Help us raise $250,000 by 12/31!…
Added by Abby Bronson on December 20, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments
We have all had frustrations getting healthcare paid for, whether it is getting access and coverage for appointments, procedures, equipment, and/or medications.
Coverage is especially difficult when new medicines or procedures are recommended. Parents,…Continue
Help us raise $250,000 to fund CRISPR/Cas9.
After a few months of relative quiet, noise has returned to the Killian house in full force! For the holidays, all five kids are back under one roof with a revolving door of friends and endless groceries. Even with all the chaos that entails, this is my favorite time of…
Added by PPMD on December 13, 2016 at 9:38am — No Comments
When PPMD convened the Contemporary Issues in Duchenne Cardiology meeting with National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) in July 2014, there were several recommendations.
The strongest recommendations included the use of cardiac…Continue
Added by Kathi Kinnett on December 8, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments
It is the holidays – time for giving and laughter and hope. Hope comes in many forms, but I would imagine that for many reading this blog, hope comes in the form of a cure for Duchenne.
Could CRISPR/Cas9 offer hope for treating Duchenne?
As background, CRISPR/Cas9 is a…Continue
Added by Abby Bronson on December 8, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments
When I joined PPMD in 2012, care for Duchenne was all over the map.
Sadly, there were over 150 clinics spread across the US, but there was no oversight of these clinics – the community did not know who was providing care, the level of care being provided or whether anyone at…Continue
Added by Kathi Kinnett on December 8, 2016 at 3:02pm — No Comments