Expressing his hardships and triumphs while battling facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy, Bonita eighth-grader Sam Ray is one of the winners of the national Scholastic’s annual essay contest.The annual essay, “Breaking Barriers: In Sports, In Life,” was created by Scholastic and Major Baseball League in honor of...

Article originally appeared on sciencedaily.com, November 7, 2017. In a recent paper published in the journal Skeletal Muscle, a Saint Louis University researcher reports success in identifying new drug targets that potentially could slow or halt the progression of a form muscular dystrophy, an illness characterized by progressive muscle...

Article originally appeared on musculardystrophynews.com, October 10, 2017. Resolaris (ATYR1940) improved the muscle strength of nearly two-thirds of adolescents and young adults with early-onset facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD), according to final results of a Phase 1/2 clinical trial. The therapy’s maker, aTyr Pharma, presented the findings at the 22nd International Annual Congress of the World Muscle Society...