Author Archives: Marisa Wexler MS

MDA Hosting Online Q&A on COVID-19 Today

The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) is hosting an online Q&A session today to discuss the best ways that people with neuromuscular diseases might protect themselves during the COVID-19 pandemic. The 30-minute session can be accessed on the MDA’s Facebook page, and starts at 6 p.m. EST. People with…

Phase 1 Results Support Losmapimod as FSHD Treatment

Final results of a Phase 1 clinical trial support the safety of losmapimod and suggest its effectiveness as a treatment for facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD). The data, “Phase 1 Clinical Trial of Losmapimod in Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy (FSHD): Safety, Tolerability and Target Engagement,” were presented by Michelle…

Capricor Therapeutics Expands Exosome Technology for DMD

Capricor Therapeutics is expanding the development of exosome-based technologies that are being tested as a potential way to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Capricor’s lead candidate for DMD is CAP-1002, which is composed of cardiosphere-derived cells (CDCs). These are cardiac progenitor cells, meaning they are able to…