News & Events

New: Stem cell therapy grant awarded

April 2, 2013

The LGMD2I Research Fund has recently awarded a grant to support a stem cell therapy project using genetically-corrected LGMD2I patient cells. In this project, induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells) from LGMD2I patients will first be corrected for their genetic defect using novel recombinant DNA techniques. Corrected cells will be then induced to become muscle  Continue Reading »

Third International Workshop for Glycosylation Defects in Muscular Dystrophies

December 19, 2012

The Carolinas Medical Center brought together scientists and clinicians working in the field of the dystroglycanopathies for its “Third International Workshop for Glycosylation Defects in Muscular Dystrophies”, on April 18/19, 2013. For more information on the workshop please go to:

Dystroglycanopathies Patient and Family Conference

September 30, 2012

The second edition of the “Dystroglycanopathies: Patient and Family Conference” took place on August 18th in Iowa City. The conference focused on the basics of the dystroglycanopathies, research updates, and provided opportunities to network with clinicians, researchers and other patients and families. It was a lot of fun!   For those who couldn’t make it  Continue Reading »

FKRP Registry Newsletter

May 7, 2012

The first newsletter of the International FKRP registry has just been published. It contains up-to-date information on the registry, patient organisations and the newest research efforts. You can download the newsletter, which all registered patients have received by e-mail, as PDF file here.

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