Our projects

Brilliant scientists, powerful collaborations. We find and fund projects that are ripe for treating Duchenne now.

Newly funded projects


Modifying the protein LTBP4 to target inflammation and fibrosis – two key challenges in Duchenne.

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Non-invasive imaging biomarker

Reducing biopsies and improving dystrophin analysis in Duchenne boys.

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Blood-based biomarker

Measuring disease progression and response to new treatments.

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Pre-clinical research

Solid GT

A ground-breaking programme for exploring gene therapy for Duchenne.

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An alternative to existing steroid treatments for Duchenne.

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Clinical research and support posts

Dr Michela Guglieri

Newcastle Clinical Research Fellow

Cathy Turner

Treat-NMD Duchenne Programme Co-ordinator

Awards for up-and-coming researchers

Kathy Wang

HHMI Medical Research Fellowship

Dr Michel Abou Samra

World Muscle Society Congress prize

Some of our past projects


Dystrophic dogs provide insights into Duchenne research.

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Pre-clinical research for drug to target muscle fibrosis.

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SMT C1100

Increasing utrophin to compensate for dystrophin.

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Our mission

We aim to stop Duchenne muscular dystrophy being a death sentence for hundreds of thousands of boys worldwide.

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Our impact

We are helping turn the hope of treatments into reality. Critical supportive drugs are in clinical trial thanks to our funds.

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Your help

In the last 3 years we have given more than £1.5m to ground-breaking research projects.
And there is still work to do.

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