DMD Care UK explores next steps for patient care

On 29th February, Rare Disease Day, we were pleased to be part of the 2024 national meeting for DMD Care UK. More than 130 clinicians and 25 patient representatives are now involved in DMD Care UK, giving their time and expertise across no fewer than 13 working groups...

Solid completes acquisition of AavantiBio

We are pleased to share that Solid Biosciences has completed its acquisition of gene therapy company AavantiBio, to create a genetic medicine company focused on neuromuscular and cardiac rare disease, with a continued, strong focus on Duchenne. At this pivotal moment...

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...

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...
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...