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LGMD2I Patient Network

December 5, 2013

The “LGMD2I Patient Network” is an online portal where patients will be able to track their health and environment information in real-time, as a community. After realizing the willingness of patients to share details on their health and environment through the LGMD2I Facebook group, but also recognizing the limitations of this group regarding its capacity  Continue Reading »

Imposing order on Muscle Disorders

November 20, 2013

New Online Tool Accelerates Diagnosis of Muscular Dystrophies   SEATTLE—The Jain Foundation and LGMD2I Research Fund announce the release of ALDA (Automated LGMD Diagnostic Assistant), their updated and expanded Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy (LGMD) subtyping tool.   LGMDs are genetic diseases that cause progressive muscle weakness, sometimes involving the heart and central nervous system. The more  Continue Reading »

Save the date: Dystroglycanopathies Family Conference 2013

April 2, 2013

SATURDAY JULY 20, 2013 – Iowa City The Iowa Wellstone Center presents The Dystroglycanopathies: 2013 Patient and Family Conference Featuring talks from physicians and researchers, Q&A, laboratory tours, networking, and social gathering Appointments for study exams available Friday July 19 and Sunday July 21 Event information and registration forms will be available soon! Questions? Contact  Continue Reading »

New grant to study mutant forms of FKRP

April 2, 2013

The LGMD2I Research Fund, the Samantha Brazzo Foundation and Cure CMD will jointly fund a research project to support drug screening on mutant forms of FKRP, in the search for compounds that restore normal protein function. The project, led by Dr. Sebahattin Cirak at the Children’s National Medical Center, will use a novel approach for  Continue Reading »

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