Author Archives: Ana Pamplona, PhD

Earlier Start of Corticosteroids in DMD Linked to Earlier Heart Disease Onset, Study Suggests

Researchers say it is important to carefully assess the timing of the start of corticosteroid treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) in children and its potential association with disease outcomes. The study, “Associations between timing of corticosteroid treatment initiation and clinical outcomes in Duchenne muscular dystrophy,” was published in the…

Encouraging Clinical Trial Results for Occulopharyngeal Muscular Dystrophy (OPMD) Therapy

BioBlast Pharma Ltd. presented the preliminary results from its HOPEMD Phase 2/3 study investigating Cabaletta (trehalose) in patients with Occulopharyngeal Muscular Dystrophy (OPMD), a progressive, incapacitating genetic disease. Cabaletta is a chemical chaperone that has been shown to reduce pathological aggregation of proteins within cells in several diseases…

Endogenous Stem Cells Studied as Muscular Dystrophy Treatment

Insights into recent advances for Muscular dystrophy disease treatment, entitled “HDAC-regulated myomiRs control BAF60 variant exchange and direct the functional phenotype of fibro-adipogenic progenitors in dystrophic muscles” were recently published in the Genes & Development journal by Dr. Valentina Saccone. Dr. Saccone is part of Dr. Pier Lorenzo Puri’s…