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  • MDA Heralds Bold Plan to Find Muscular Dystrophy Treatments and Cures, Unveils Revitalized Brand January 29, 2016
    Iconic charity strengthens its commitment to caring for families who are defying limits NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Muscular Dystrophy Association, the iconic charity that revolutionized philanthropic giving in America with telethons, celebrities and cause marketing, today unveiled a revitalized brand reflecting a renewed commitment to accelerate treatments and cures for the […]
  • The Heart of Our Mission January 25, 2016
    At MDA, we are beginning 2016 with families at the heart of our mission – literally. The heart in the middle of our refreshed logo symbolizes the kids and adults living with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related life-threatening diseases we fight for every day. We also begin the year with new offerings and enhancements to […]
  • Five Questions with CMT Researchers Robert Burgess and Scott Harper January 20, 2016
    Robert W. Burgess, a professor at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, is conducting MDA-funded research that may lead to a new therapy for Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT). With co-investigator Scott Q. Harper, associate professor at Nationwide Children’s Hospital Center for Gene Therapy in Columbus, Ohio, Burgess is testing an AAV gene therapy approach to […]
  • Closer Than Ever Before January 6, 2016
    The landscape for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) has changed significantly over the last six decades, with advances in comprehensive and supportive care — particularly respiratory and cardiac care — influencing the natural course of the disease and resulting in better quality of life and a longer lifespan. Children with this devastating disease used to live […]
  • Congress Passes Bill to Increase National Institutes of Health Funding by $2 Billion December 29, 2015
    Background: Ensuring increased funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has been one of MDA’s top 2015 policy priorities. Through targeted efforts in Washington, DC and with strong support from advocates across the country, MDA, along with many other organizations, has urged Congress to boost funding for NIH. Today, Congress passed the FY 2016 […]

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