Parents urged to read new cardiac recommendations for Duchenne

DMD Care UK’s new cardiac care recommendations have been published in the BMJ Open Heart journal. All Duchenne parents and caregivers are being urged to read the new guidance and share with their networks, as protecting the heart early is crucial to preventing...

DRF-funded physio role to become permanent at GOSH

We are delighted to share that Great Ormond Street Hospital Trust has agreed to make permanent a physiotherapist role that the Duchenne Research Fund has funded for the past few years. Senior physiotherapist Nicola Burnett (pictured) has been working with young people...

DMD Hub launches Central Recruitment Pilot Project

The DMD Hub is launching the Central Recritment Pilot Project, aiming to create a database of families interested in take part in clinical trials. On Thursday 31st March 2022, 7-8pm, Dr Michela Guglieri (Consultant Neurologist at Newcastle University and Newcastle...

Solid data shows improved motor and lung function

We are pleased to share Solid Biosciences’ latest update on the IGNITE DMD gene therapy clinical trial. Data after two years suggests that patients’ motor function and lung function are improved compared to the declines that would be expected without...

Emergency app launched for Duchenne

An ‘In Case of Emergency’ app has been launched for Duchenne patients and their families, as part of the DMD Care UK project spearheaded by Duchenne UK and the University of Newcastle. The Duchenne Research Fund is proud to be a funder and supporter of DMD...

DRF-funded project aims to screen for neurobehavioural issues

The Duchenne Research Fund is pleased to share an update on the Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD) project we funded in the United States to address neurobehavioural and psychosocial issues in Duchenne. In 2021 we awarded an £80,000 grant to PPMD to support its...
Five-year grant to Dr Michela Guglieri: outcome report

Five-year grant to Dr Michela Guglieri: outcome report

We are delighted to report the outcomes of our grant for a Clinical Trials Lectureship. The grant, which was supported by a consortium of seven UK charities, saw the Duchenne Research Fund joined by Action Duchenne, Alex’s Wish, Duchenne Now, Duchenne UK, Harrison’s...

DMD Care UK: Psychosocial Programme now recruiting

The Duchenne Research Fund are pleased to announce that the University of Newcastle is now recruiting for a clinical psychologist to work with Duchenne patients and their families as part of the DMD Care UK Psychosocial Programme. This clinical and research-based role...