Author Archives: Forest Ray PhD

New MRI Technique Provides Whole-body Analyses in FSHD Trial

AMRA Medical’s new MRI method was found to play an instrumental role in detecting changes in disease progression among individuals with facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) in a recently completed clinical trial, according to the company. The new MRI technique, introduced in the Phase 2b ReDUX4 study, provides…

Givinostat Appears to Slow Muscle Decline in Becker MD Trial

Givinostat halted muscle shrinkage and fat infiltration in men with Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD) despite failing to ease muscle scarring, compared to a placebo, according to top-line, one-year results of an ongoing Phase 2 clinical trial. “We are very encouraged by the significant difference in muscle fat infiltration…

#MDA2021 — Amondys 45 Safe and Well-tolerated in Phase 1/2 Trial

Editor’s note: The Muscular Dystrophy News Today team is providing in-depth coverage of the 2021 MDA Virtual Clinical and Scientific Conference, March 15–18. Go here to read the latest stories from the conference. Treatment with Amondys 45 was safe and well-tolerated, showing little to no evidence of accumulation in the blood…

New App Plays ‘Pivotal’ Role in Increasing Registry Successes

In the first year since Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD) and Thread launched a mobile app aimed at making participation easier, engagement in the Duchenne Registry — a newly revamped, 12-year-old network of patient-powered data — increased more rapidly than ever before, the non-profit reported. From November…