From Science to Miracle in 2 years: The Discovery of Insulin

For more information about the discovery of insulin we recommend you read our more recent post: Animal research and diabetes: Now the truth must be told Part 1 and Part 2 A mere one hundred years ago, when people were diagnosed with diabetes, they were handed down a death sentence.  There was no treatment for … Continue reading From Science to Miracle in 2 years: The Discovery of Insulin

Promising clinical trial result for exon skipping in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Last Monday the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign announced that the antisense oligonucleotide drug AVI-4658 had performed well in its second clinical trial in 19 boys with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). DMD is one of the most common hereditary disorders affecting the skeletomuscular system, and which results in progressive muscle degeneration, difficulty in walking and breathing, and … Continue reading Promising clinical trial result for exon skipping in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy