Vamorolone approved in the US

The US FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has approved Vamorolone for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy in children and adults aged 2 and over. It will be sold under the brand name Agamree and is expected to be available in the US in early 2024. This...

See the smart suit that is changing children’s lives

On Rare Disease Day, watch Eli Crossley, son of our friend and Duchenne UK co-founder Emily, as he talks about – and demonstrates – the amazing technological developments that are being trialled for children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The ‘smart...

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...

Watch the highlights of An Evening with the DRF

Watch the highlights of Gavriel Rosenfeld in conversation with Dr Ronni Cohn at our virtual event: An Evening with the Duchenne Research Fund. More than 400 people tuned in to hear Gavriel talk about living with Duchenne, mental health, juggling school and hospital...
Dog with dystrophin mutation saved from Duchenne

Dog with dystrophin mutation saved from Duchenne

DRF-funded research was published this week in Cell, one of the world’s most prestigious scientific journals, analysing why two golden retrievers showed no severe symptoms of Duchenne muscular dystrophy and unexpectedly lived a normal lifespan despite being born...

Gene therapy breakthrough in muscular dystrophy dogs

The Duchenne Research Fund is incredibly proud of Dr Dongsheng Duan – an important Scientific Advisory Board member of Solid GT, a gene therapy programme pioneered by Solid Biosciences and that we helped to fund. Dr Duan’s latest gene therapy work on...

DRF-funded study shows encouraging results in combating muscle-wasting

Professor Dame Kay Davies (University of Oxford) and her group have recently published encouraging results of a study to test new second-generation compounds to increase the level of utrophin protein as a treatment for boys and men with Duchenne and Becker muscular...