Featured Blog Posts – February 2009 Archive (3)

From JOHN PORTER - NIH - tell every researcher you know.

This is a notice about availability of funds for new collaborations for therapy development. I apologize if you have received this notice before—it’s a good opportunity and I wanted to make sure it received wide distribution.

NINDS has supported administrative supplements to stimulate new collaborations where at least one party holds and NINDS award. This program seeks to support new interactions of this type that will move basic research activities towards translational outcomes.… Continue

Added by Pat Furlong on February 18, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Two Weeks of Travel

UPPMD – Treat NMD meeting in Budapest

If I’m telling you something you already know, forgive me. Treat NMD is a program funded by the European Union (EU) and lead by several groups in Europe. The purpose of Treat NMD is to build an infrastructure that would be able to facilitate care, clinical trials, treatment, and cure for individuals with neuromuscular disease, currently focused on Duchenne and SMA. They received 20Million Euros from the EU to organize and develop essential… Continue

Added by Pat Furlong on February 18, 2009 at 3:30pm — 8 Comments

My thoughts on a recent news article

On February 2nd, 2009 an article was published that many in the Duchenne community, especially those following the PTC124 trials and information may find confusing. The publication in PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences) by Auld and colleagues focuses on the difficulties of relying on a single high throughput screen (HTS) assay for the discovery of potential drugs. High throughput screens are used in the early stages of drug development to identify potential molecules that… Continue

Added by Pat Furlong on February 3, 2009 at 12:31pm — 3 Comments

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