Looking for drugs to treat myotonic dystrophy

  • Prof David Brook

    Looking for drugs to treat myotonic dystrophy

    Prof Brook, based at the University of Nottingham, completed a two year project where he and his colleagues developed a cell-based drug screen for myotonic dystrophy.

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  • Dr Shamima Rahman

    Improving the diagnosis of mitochondrial disease

    In this project Dr Shamima Rahman at the University College London Institute of Child Health aims to identify new genetic changes causing mitochondrial diseases.

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  • Dr Sue Brown

    Developing an animal model to test therapies for certain types of muscular dystrophy

    Dr Susan Brown, Royal Veterinary College will supervise a student to study two conditions caused by changes in a gene called FKRP

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  • Prof Dominic Wells

    Improving the delivery of molecular patches to the muscle

    In this project Professor Wells and his PhD student will investigate ways to improve the delivery of molecular patches so they can reach all the muscles more easily.

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  • Dr Ros Quinlivan is carrying out vital research into McArdle's disease

    A pilot clinical trial for McArdle disease

    In this project Dr Ros Quinlivan at University College London will lead an international clinical trial to test a drug for McArdle disease.

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  • Searching for new genes that cause congenital muscular dystrophies and congenital myopathies.

    Professor Muntoni and his PhD student at University College London will search for new genes causing congenital muscular dystrophies and congenital myopathies.

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  • Prof Thomas Gillingwater

    Moving closer to an effective treatment for spinal muscular atrophy

    In this project, Prof. Thomas Gillingwater will test whether a very important, but often overlooked, type of cell that supports motor neurons contribute to the onset and severity of spinal muscular atrophy.

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  • Prof Kate Bushby

    Understanding two different types of limb girdle muscular dystrophy

    Prof Kate Bushby will supervise this PhD project which aims to increase our understanding of the underlying cause of limb girdle muscular dystrophy types 2B and 2L.

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  • Peter Zammit

    Investigating different types of muscle stem cells

    Dr Zammit at Kings College London investigated the function of muscle stem cells to understand more about whether they could be used as a therapy in the future.

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  • New causative genes discovered for the dystroglycanopathies

    Prof Muntoni has gathered important information about the genes that are known to be involved in the dystroglycanopathies but also on new genes that are now thought to be involved.

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