First targeted treatment success for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Posted on 25/07/2011

Professor George Dickson with a team of scientists led by the UCL Institute of Child Health made an important breakthrough in the development of a drug for treating Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in July 2011. They discovered that a gene-based drug treatment was effective in restoring the dystrophin protein that is missing in sufferers of the condition.

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