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Researchers involved in the OPTIMISTIC trial have published a scientific paper that identifies genetic factors that influence the severity of myotonic dystrophy type 1.Read more
The study aims to recruit 40 participants in the West of Scotland who have the adult-onset form of the condition.
The study aims to recruit up to 400 participants with myotonic dystrophy type 1
The research team has visited Prof Brook and Dr Sedehizadeh to get an update on their research into myotonic dystrophy type 1.
Early in October the annual international conference of the World Muscle Society brought together more than 500 scientists and clinicians from all over the world to discuss the lat
A trial to test the effect of cognitive behavioural therapy on people with myotonic dystrophy has started recruitment in Newcastle.
A group of researchers in the USA has used a screen in zebrafish cells to identify three factors that promote muscle tissue formation in human induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells.
Researchers in Illinois have discovered a drug-like molecule which they hope may have the potential to be developed into a treatment for myotonic dystrophy type 1.
Prof John Weinman and researcher Chris Graham from King’s College London are looking for volunteers to help them trial a different type of intervention aimed at increasing qualit
A new patient registry for individuals with myotonic dystrophy type 1, funded through a partnership between the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign and the Myotonic Dystrophy Support Group
A meeting in Florida has brought together more than 200 scientists and clinicians from around the world to discuss the latest research developments in myotonic dystrophy