Combating immunity

Combating immunity to AAV Ensuring as many patients as possible can benefit from gene therapy The Duchenne Research Fund has awarded a grant to Dr Barry Byrne and Dr Manuela Corti’s team at the University of Florida, whose vital work focuses on overcoming...

Non-viral delivery

Non-viral delivery for gene therapy A next generation gene therapy delivery approach The Duchenne Research Fund has committed £640,000 to accelerate research into alternative ways to deliver gene therapy to Duchenne patients, with the aim of increasing the number of...

Gene therapy for Becker

Gene therapy for Becker A microdystrophin gene therapy approach for Becker muscular dystrophy We have awarded a grant to the team of Professor Thomas Voit (pictured) at the Great Ormond Street Biomedical Research Centre at UCL to develop a microdystrophin gene therapy...

Activity monitoring biomarker – KineDMD

KINEDMD study: developing an activity monitoring biomarker Using novel algorithms to chart daily activities of ambulant and non-ambulant boys The KineDMD study overseen by Imperial College London has been extended and is open for recruitment. The initial study...

Blood-based biomarker

Blood-based biomarker Developing a more informative measure of disease progression and response to new treatments Although Duchenne has been studied for many years, classic measures of disease progression rely on basic observations of movement, such as the six-minute...