PPMD's Blog – March 2015 Archive (3)

What is Epicatechin?

Epicatechin is a flavonoid found in dark chocolate harvested from the cacao tree. What’s that got to do with Duchenne? Epicatechin is one of dozens of flavonoids found in dark chocolate, but it is unique with respect to its effects on muscle and heart. Epicatechin has been demonstrated in animals and humans to increase the production of new mitochondria in…

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Added by PPMD on March 13, 2015 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

PPMD Names Stanford Comprehensive Neuromuscular Clinic at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital a Certified Duchenne Care Center

Today Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD) named Stanford Comprehensive Neuromuscular Clinic at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital (Stanford)our eighth Certified Duchenne Care Center,…

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Added by PPMD on March 6, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

BioMarin Update on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy program (March 2015)

United Parent Projects Muscular Dystrophy (UPPMD) requested an update from Biomarin seeking answers to specific questions around next steps in terms of re-dosing, NDA submission for drisapersen in the US, the development program for additional exons, and natural history study. Read the update here.

Added by PPMD on March 5, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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