Muscular Dystrophy Association Awards 26 Grants Totaling More Than $7.5 Million for Neuromuscular Disease Research

NEW YORK, May 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) announced today the awarding of 26 new MDA grants totaling more than $7.5 million toward research focused on a variety of rare neuromuscular diseases (NMDs), including Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT), congenital myopathies, distal myopathy, Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophies (DBMD), Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy (EDMD), facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD), Friedreich’s ataxia (FA), giant axonal neuropathy (GAN), inclusion body myopathy (IBM), mitochondrial myopathy, myotonia congenita (MC), myotonic dystrophy (DM), Pompe disease, and spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). This round of grant funding reinforces MDA’s unwavering commitment to the progress of neuromuscular disease research and builds on the more than $1 billion MDA has already invested in research to uncover new treatments and cures for NMDs since its inception.

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