A new DUX4 mouse with muscle disease

The FSH muscular dystrophy scientific literature finally has a publication describing a genetic mouse model that develops skeletal muscle disease. This work comes via the laboratory of Michael Kyba, PhD, at the University of Minnesota’s Lillehei Heart Institute. This murine model, called iDUX4 pA, has a number of compelling similarities to the human disease. Continue reading

FSH Society Board of Directors Names Mark A. Stone as Next Chief Executive Officer

Co-founder and Former CEO Daniel Paul Perez to continue with the FSH Society as Chief Science Officer

LEXINGTON, Massachusetts – William R. Lewis Sr. M.D., chairman of the Board of Directors of the FSH Society, today announced that Mark A. Stone has been named president and chief executive officer of the 501(c)(3) non-profit after a nationwide search.

“Mark brings with him a successful career in making a difference to patients and families suffering with rare diseases, as well as fine executive leadership skills in nonprofit health care and policy management,” said Lewis. “Mark will certainly help the FSH Society navigate the new challenges of translational research and entering into the business of supporting clinical trials while maintaining a solid basic research platform.” Continue reading

FSH Society awards over $600K for new research

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Dr. Michael Kyba (right) is among the recipients of an FSH Society grant.

The FSH Society has awarded grants totaling $616,467 to seven research projects submitted for the February 2017 grant cycle. This brings total research funding by the Society for 2017 to $1,167,260.

To learn more about the projects that are receiving this new support, visit Grants We have Funded.

New issue of FSH Watch is out

2017 FSH Watch issue 2 CoverThe latest issue of FSH Watch is here! Highlights:

  • Clinical Trial Research Network receives major NIH award
  • World FSHD Day 2017
  • FSHD Family Day Conference in Columbus, Ohio
  • Bone health and FSHD
  • FSH Society’s congressional testimony
  • Why I donated tissue
  • Ask the physical therapist (part 3)
  • How can I use a planned gift to support the FSH Society?
  • New FSH Society grants
  • A Segway for mobility

Download the issue here.