Current Projects

Every day Muscular Dystrophy UK is working towards a future with effective treatments and ultimately cures for all muscle-wasting and associated neuromuscular conditions. Learn about the research projects that we are currently funding.

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Understanding the causes of Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy
Professor Eric Schirmer and his team at the University of Edinburgh aim to identify important genes…
Developing an advanced molecular patch therapy for myotonic dystrophy type 1
Professor Matthew Wood at Oxford University is developing a molecular patch that could be a…
Developing new delivery methods for microdystrophin gene therapy
Professor Matthew Wood and his team at the MDUK Oxford Neuromuscular Centre are investigating new…
Improving the delivery of molecular patches for spinal muscular atrophy
Professor Matthew Wood from the MDUK Oxford Neuromuscular Centre is developing molecular patches…
Understanding heart failure in Duchenne and Becker and developing an improved gene therapy
Heart failure is a serious and common complication of Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy. In…
Reducing muscle scarring in Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Dr Linda Popplewell and her team at Royal Holloway University will develop an antibody that targets…
A pilot study testing a potential treatment for mitochondrial myopathy
Dr Spinazzola and colleagues at University College London (UCL) and Newcastle University are…
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