Author Archives: Marisa Wexler MS

BIND Project Focuses on Brain Effects of Muscular Dystrophies

A new project called BIND — Brain Involvement  iN  Dystrophinopathies — seeks to better characterize how the brain is affected in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD), and to find potential ways to treat neurological complications in people with those disorders. The European Union awarded…

Wave Life Sciences Discontinues Development of Suvodirsen for DMD

Following its failure to increase dystrophin levels of patients in an early-stage clinical trial, Wave Life Sciences has discontinued development of the investigational exon-skipping therapy suvodirsen for people with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Lack of dystrophin, an essential protein for healthy muscles, causes DMD. Patients…